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Election Commission issues showcause notice to BJP’s Parvesh Verma over rape comment

The Election Commission also directed BJP to drop Parvesh Verma from its list of star campaigners for his remark that the lakhs of anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh would rape and kill women.

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New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a showcause notice to BJP MP Parvesh Verma for his controversial statement, saying prime facie the remarks had the potential of disturbing harmony.

The EC asked him to respond to the notice before noon on Thursday. It said if he fails to respond, the EC will take a decision without any further reference to him.

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 kill and rape women.

Also read: BJP MP says Shaheen Bagh protesters will ‘rape, kill’ as party makes it Delhi poll plank


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