Sitting Hari Nagar MLA Withdraws Resignation, to Stay with AAP | Days after quitting the AAP over being denied ticket for Delhi Assembly elections, incumbent Hari Nagar legislator Jagdeep Singh said that he has withdrawn his resignation on the advice of party national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Kapil Mishra Replies to EC Notice | BJP leader kapil Mishra has replied to the notice from Election Commission over the communal tweet and termed it as 'general opinion'. " have only given my general opinion as many people are facing lot of problem due to the closure of road. Since Shaheen Bagh does not fall in my constituency (Model Town) from where I am contesting, therefore it should not be believe in the context of Delhi election or violate the model code of conduct," Mishra said in his reply.
Replying to another question by Shah on wi-fi, the Delhi chief minister said, "Sir, we have also arranged free battery charging along with free wi-fi. Delhi has 200 units of electricity free of cost." Kejriwal's quick-witted reply came when the home minister claimed that his cellphone battery got discharged but he couldn't find wi-fi on the roads.
On Friday, Shah asked the Delhi CM about the number of schools he had built in the last five years and how many CCTV cameras were installed. The home minister said that the Aam Aadmi Party had promised 15 lakh cameras but only a few were spotted on roads. Kejriwal, whose Twitter account has recently turned witty, was quick with his response: "I'm glad you saw 'some' CCTV cameras. A few days ago, you said that no camera was installed. Take some time out, will show you the school too. I am very happy that the people of Delhi have changed the politics. Now, the BJP has to ask for votes on CCTV, schools and unauthorised colonies here."
Ahead of the February 8 assembly elections, a war of words has broken out between Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Home minister Amit Shah who are busy campaigning on Delhi streets. From verbal duel on schools and CCTVs to wi-fi, the two leaders have been hitting out at each other's parties over developmental issues in Delhi.
Facing allegations of 'unaccomplished promises' and 'freebies' from the opposition, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that it is the responsibility of every government to provide a dignified life to the citizens. "People pay taxes to governments in the hope that their lives will be better. I am happy that Delhi is showing a new path to the country," he said in a tweet.
हर इंसान एक गरिमापूर्ण जिंदगी जी सके इसकी जिम्मेदारी सरकार की है। लोग सरकारों को इसी उम्मीद में टैक्स देते हैं कि उनकी जिंदगी बेहतर हो। मुझे खुशी है दिल्ली देश को एक नई राह दिखा रहा है। https://t.co/iVCj8Q8jUW— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 24, 2020
Criticising the Shaheen Bagh protest against the new citizenship law in the national capital, Kapil Sharma, undeterred by the EC notice against him, says that people there have encroached the roads and disrupted civic life. "People are not allowed to go to schools, offices and hospitals. Inciting slogans are raised," he says. Attacking Delhi deputy Manish Sisodia for extending his solidarity with the protest, Mishra adds, "The shamelessness with which Sisodia said he stands with Shaheen Bagh, means that this is a poltical movemement. "
Kapil Mishra, BJP: Roads are 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. https://t.co/PpYXzFMfm1— ANI (@ANI) January 24, 2020
I am Not Worried About EC Notice: Kapil Mishra | Speaking to CNN-News18 about the EC action against him, BJP's Kapil Sharma says that he is unperturbed of the consequences. "I will reply to the EC notice. I am not worried about speaking the truth. I am standing on a firm foot and am certain that my candidature will not be canceled," he says. The EC has sought a report from the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Mishra's tweet, in which he compared the upcoming Delhi elections to a clash between India and Pakistan , and further termed the anti-CAA protest sites in the national capital "mini-Pakistan"
Taking a critical position on the practice of doling out freebies, Kejriwal talks about the impact it has on a country's economy. "Freebies, in limited dose, are good for economy. It makes more money available to poor, hence boosts demand," he says. However, adding a word of caution, the Delhi CM says that it should be done in a limited and controlled manner, in order to avoid the burden of extra taxes and steer clear of budget deficits. His comments come ahead of the union budget to be presented on Februrary 1, and at a time, when India is spluttering to recover from a prolonged economic slowdown.
Freebies, in limited dose, are good for economy. It makes more money available to poor, hence boosts demand. However, it shud be done in such limits so that no extra taxes have to be imposed and it does not lead to budget deficits— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 24, 2020
In a fresh counter attack on Amit Shah, Kejriwal highlights the development work done by the government in Delhi and says, "We arranged free battery charging along with free wi-fi. Delhi has 200 units of electricity free of cost." Shah in a poll rally in the capital yesterday, had ridiculed Kejriwal for making false promises of providing free wifi across the city. "You said you will make WiFi free. My battery ran out but I could not find Wi-Fi in this city," Shah had said.
सर, हमने फ़्री wi-fi के साथ साथ फ़्री बैटरी चार्जिंग का भी इंतज़ाम कर दिया है। दिल्ली में 200 यूनिट बिजली फ़्री है। https://t.co/eCe51evCFz— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 24, 2020
Kejriwal Hits Out at Amit Shah | Training guns with Union Home Minister Amit Shah who had earlier said while campaigning that there are no CCTV cameras in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Amit Shah in a series of tweet hit out at the central government. "I'm glad you saw "some" CCTV cameras. A few days ago you said, don't put a single camera, take some time, let us show you the school too?" Kejriwal says.
मुझे ख़ुशी है आपको “कुछ” CCTV कैमरे तो दिखाई दिए। कुछ दिन पहले तो आपने कहा था एक भी कैमरा नहीं लगा— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 24, 2020
थोड़ा समय निकालिए, आपको स्कूल भी दिखा देते हैं?
मुझे बेहद ख़ुशी है कि दिल्ली के लोगों ने राजनीति बदली है जो यहाँ भाजपा को CCTV, स्कूल और कच्ची कालोनियों पर वोट माँगने पड़ रहे हैं https://t.co/S5RN1QgUAV
No Stranger to Controversy | Contesting the upcoming Delhi polls on a BJP ticket from Model Town, Kapil Mishra has a name for courting controversy over his extreme views. Last year, he was criticized for a tweet with communal overtones during Diwali, and the post was later taken down by Twitter for violating its guidelines. Mishra is pitted against AAP MLA Akhileshpati Tripathi.
AAP's Complaint Against Mishra | Leading the charge against Kapil Mishra for his polarizing comparison of the Delhi polls was AAP as it issued a complaint to the CEC and demanded Mishra's nomination should be canceled. It further alleged that the rules make it mandatory for those who used government accomodation to furnish no-dues certificates about water, electricty and telephone expenses, but Mishra had failed to do so.
Show Cause Notice Issued to Kapil Mishra | A show cause notice has been issued to Kapil Mishra for making inciting statements by comparing the Delhi elections to a 'clash' between India and Pakistan. The EC, too, has sought a report from the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Mishra's tweet, who had also termed the anti-CAA protest sites in the national capital "mini-Pakistan"
Mishra's Bitter Parting with AAP | Former AAP leader Mishra, who was a close aide to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, had a bitter parting with both after he publicly accused Kejriwal of corruption. Even before his official exit from AAP, his attacks became more and more vitriolic against Kejriwal. Without any formal announcement, the 39-year-old even campaigned for BJP candidates in last year's national election. He joined the BJP in August.
EC Seeks Report on Mishra's Tweet | After Mishra's tweet generated intense backlash, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has sought a report from the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on his controversial statements. Mishra in his tweets had further explained claimed that the protest against citizenship law in Shaheen Bagh is Pakistan sponsored. “Pakistan has entered Shaheen Bagh. Mini Pakistans are being created in Delhi. The Indian law is not followed in areas like Shaheen Bagh, Chand Bagh and Inderlok. Pakistani hooligans have captured the streets of Delhi,” Mishra said in his tweet posted in Hindi on Thursday.
𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) January 23, 2020
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BJP Faces Backlash Over Kapil Mishra's Tweet | As the clock ticks in the countdown to the crucial Delhi assembly elections, candidates and political parties are embroiled in a verbal jostle, as they deliver passionate speeches and promises, that often come at the expense of vitriol and polarizing comments. The latest controversy ahead of the vote to have erupted, is over a tweet posted by BJP candidate Kapil Mishra, who likened the Delhi polls to a 'battle between India and Pakistan'.