New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra, on Friday, said that he stood by his tweet wherein he linked the Delhi Assembly election to India vs Pakistan contest. In response to an Election Commission notice regarding his January 23 tweet, Mishra said that he spoke the 'truth' and speaking the truth 'is not a crime in this country'.
"Who is doing Hindu-Muslim? Sisodia who says he is standing with Shaheen Bagh, Priyanka Gandhi who accompanies those burning of vehicles at Turkman Gate, Kejriwal who is distributing Rs 5 lakhs to the rioters and who are giving tickets to provocative people such as Amanatullah and Shoeb Iqbal (sic)," he said in a response posted on Twitter.
"I don't think I said anything wrong. Speaking truth is not a crime in this country. I spoke the truth. I stand by my statement," he earlier told news agency ANI.
Mishra further alleged that roads are being encroached upon in Shaheen Bagh, people aren't being allowed to go to schools, offices, hospitals, inciting slogans are being raised. "The shamelessness with which Manish Sisodia said he stands with Shaheen Bagh means that this is a political movement," he alleged.
Earlier today, the Election Commission sent a notice to Mishra for his tweet wherein he compared forthcoming Delhi Elections to India-Pakistan contest. "On 8th February there will be a contest between India and Pakistan on the streets of Delhi," Mishra had tweeted. The poll body also asked Twitter to remove the tweet by the Model Town candidate of BJP.
Hitting out at Mishra, Aam Aadmi Party's Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh had, on Thursday, asked if the former had joined BCCI. "Has Mishra joined the Board of Control for Cricket in India?" Singh had questioned. Delhi goes to polls on February 8. The results will be declared on February 11.