BJP leader Kapil Mishra at a religious function before filing his nomination papers for Delhi elections. (Photo: ANI)
The Election Commission (EC) has asked Twitter
to remove a tweet by Kapil Mishra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for Delhi assembly, in which he likened the elections
in the city to a contest between India and Pakistan.
The Election Commission's action came after the office of the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) wrote to the EC to remove the tweet posted by Mishra on Thursday, said the commission’s officials.
The Delhi CEO Office has also issued a showcause notice to Mishra, who has been fielded by the BJP from the Model Town constituency, they said.