BJP leader Kapil Mishra slammed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for doing "Jinnah politics" and urged him to rename his party as the Muslim League
New Delhi: Ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections, BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Monday (February 3) said that state chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is doing "Jinnah politics" and asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to rename itself as the Muslim League.
"I want to say that the Aam Aadmi Party should change its name to the Muslim League. They are doing the same politics as that of the Muslim League. They are against Yogi's speech. Only those people standing by anti-nationals, terrorists, traitors, and rioters will be afraid of Yogi. The UP CM has stopped rioters in his state," Mishra told reporters.
"In Delhi, buses were burnt, and policemen were beaten up. AAP and Congress are behind this. Arvind Kejriwal is doing Jinnah politics," he said.
The AAP had urged the Election Commission of India to ban Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning in Delhi over his remarks linking Kejriwal with Pakistan.
Speaking on the Shaheen Bagh protests against the new citizenship law, the BJP leader said, "Manish Sisodia said he is standing by people at Shaheen Bagh. I think it is all political drama to garner 20% Muslim votes. But 80% of people are angry, and they will answer with their vote."
The Election Commission had earlier temporarily banned Kapil Mishra from campaigning for Delhi Assembly elections for violating the Model Code of Conduct over his tweet where he termed the ensuing Assembly elections in the national capital as a contest between India and Pakistan.
Mishra, a former AAP minister, is contesting for the BJP from Model Town Assembly constituency.
The national capital will go to polls on February 8 for the 70-seat Assembly with the counting of votes scheduled for February 11.
Last Updated Feb 3, 2020, 12:04 PM IST