New Delhi, Hours after the Election Commission banned West Delhi Member of Parliament Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma from campaigning for the Delhi assembly elections, the latter responded by launching a sharp attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
"You may suppress my voice for a few hours, but how will you suppress the voice of lakhs of BJP workers who are making your truth reach out to people every moment", Mr Verma said in a tweet.
According to the poll body, the BJP MP has been barred from campaigning for 24 hours, starting from wednesday . As the campaigning will end on Thursday so Mr Verma will not be able to campaign now in the Delhi assembly polls. Earlier also, Mr Verma was banned from campaigning for 96 hours for his hate speech against anti-CAA protesters in Shaheen Bagh.
''The Commission is of the considered view that Mr Sahib Singh Verma made vitriolic aspersions against Arvind Kejriwal, which violate the provisions of the MCC” and “the present offence is a repeat of violation of MCC by him'', the Commission said today. While talking to TV channels, the West Delhi MP had called Mr Kejriwal a terrorist and subsequently, the Aam Aadmi Party had filed complaint against him in the Commission.
Mr Sahib Singh Verma, however, denied the allegation and said that he had never cast vitriolic aspersions against Delhi Chief Minister and that the video did not reflect the correct picture. The Commission did not agree to his argument and decided to put ban on him for one day.