New Delhi: Chief Election Officer of Delhi has sought a report from the returning officer of Delhi’s Rithala constituency over Union Minister Anurag Thakur’s speech at an election rally on December 27.
The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs had allegedly used inflammatory slogans at a Bharatiya Janata Party campaign rally in Delhi.
On Monday, Thakur egged on participants of an election rally to raise an incendiary slogan that ‘traitors should be shot’, after he lashed out at anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters.
Addressing the meeting in support of BJP candidate from Rithala, Manish Chaudhary, Singh raised the pitch of nationalism as he linked opposition parties with anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh and with alleged anti-India slogans, and then asked the crowd to raise the controversial slogan.
Thakur, if found guilty, will become the second BJP leader to be pulled up by the Election Commission during the course of campaigns for the Delhi assembly elections.
Earlier, EC on January 25 had placed a temporary ban on BJP candidate Kapil Mishra from campaigning for Delhi assembly elections for violating Model Code of Conduct.