New Delhi: Facing criticism for his provocative speech that triggered widespread violence in Northeast Delhi, BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Tuesday said he is not scared of the hate campaign that is being started against him. He also went on to say that he did not commit any crime by supporting the Centre’s Citizenship Amendment Act. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Women Call Off Protest at Jaffrabad, Police Resort to Lathicharge to Disperse Rioters
Former AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, who contested the recent Assembly polls on a BJP ticket from Model Town, addressed a gathering in support of the CAA at Maujpur Chowk in Jafarabad area on Sunday and gave provocative speeches inciting violence in the area. Also Read - ‘Delhi Police Right’: Should Police Offer Tea to Protesters in Northeast Delhi? Asks Dilip Ghosh
Taking to Twitter, Mishra said that he was being abused and issued death threats and stressed that he did not commit any crime by supporting the amended citizenship law. Also Read - Gautam Gambhir Calls For Strict Action Against Kapil Mishra For Provocating Violence in Jaffrabad
“I have received calls by many to kill me. Many people including politicians and journalists are abusing me. But, I am not scared because I have not done anything wrong,” Mishra said.
Earlier in the day, BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on called for strict action against Mishra for his provocative statement.
“Whoever, no matter which party he belongs to, whether he is Kapil Mishra or anyone else, who gave speeches to provoke people, action should be taken against them,” Gambhir said.
On Sunday, Mishra also issued an ultimatum to police to vacate the roads blocked by anti-CAA protesters in Jafarabad and Bhahanpura areas in three days, warning that he will come back on the streets if no action was taken.
On the same day, he also slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who held a meeting with MLAs of violence hit areas in north east Delhi on Tuesday.
“Why did you not appeal in your speech to open the blocked roads in Delhi? Being the chief minister, you should immediately appeal for the opening of roads. Why are yousaving rioters blocking the road?” Mishra said in a tweet.
In another development, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari urged all the BJP leaders to do everything possible to maintain peace in the national capital.