Delhi Police late on Friday evening registered an FIR against Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Model Town candidate Kapil Mishra over a tweet in which he likened the election in the city to an India versus Pakistan contest. Social networking site Twitter also deleted the controversial post tweeted from Mishra's handle around the same time, according to news reports.
On request of Delhi Chief Electoral Officer's office&as directed by Election Commission of India, Twitter has deleted Posts of BJP leader Kapil Mishra. He, on 23 Jan, had tweeted '...On 8th Feb there will be contest between India&Pakistan on streets of Delhi.' #DelhiElections2020— ANI (@ANI) January 24, 2020
The Election Commission had earlier in the day directed the Delhi Police to file an FIR against Mishra in connection with his tweet, sources said.
The EC had earlier also asked Twitter to remove the tweet by Mishra. A show-cause notice was also issued to him by the poll authorities for "violation of the poll code".
"The returning officer (RO) has directed the Delhi Police to file an FIR against Kapil Mishra in connection with his controversial tweet," a source in the Delhi CEO Office told PTI.
In the tweet on Thursday, Mishra, a former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal Cabinet, had likened the February 8 Delhi election to a contest between India and Pakistan.
(with PTI inputs)
(The article was last updated at 11:02 PM)