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EC bans Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma from campaigning for Delhi assembly election

The Election Commission barred Anurag Thakur from campaigning for three days, while Parvesh Verma can't campaign for four days after they failed to satisfactorily respond to show cause notices.

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New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday barred Union Minister Anurag Thakur from campaigning in the Delhi Assembly polls for three days and BJP MP Parvesh Verma for four days for their controversial remarks.

An EC official said the decision was taken as the poll panel was not satisfied with their reply to the show-cause notices.

West Delhi MP Verma on Tuesday said what happened in Kashmir with Kashmiri Pandits could happen in Delhi, warning that lakhs of anti-CAA protesters in Shaheen Bagh could enter homes to rape and kill women.

During an election rally here, Thakur egged on the crowd to raise an incendiary slogan — “shoot the traitors” — after he lashed out at anti-CAA protesters.

Also read: BJP’s Parvesh Verma stands by Shaheen Bagh remark, says Muslims want to take over India 


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