BJP Gives Delhi Election Ticket To Kapil Mishra, Who Came Up With ‘Goli Maaro’ Chant
After the Parliament passed the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) last month and protests erupted across the country against the new law, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took out pro-CAA rallies to counter the growing resistance. BJP’s Kapil Mishra also led a march in support of the new law on 20 December, after which a video of him shouting incendiary slogans – “desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro saalon ko” – surfaced on social media.
Though the Delhi BJP had distanced itself from Mishra’s march and the resultant controversy at the time, on Friday, it announced that Mishra will be its candidate from Model Town in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections. The polling will be held on 8 February and results will be declared on 11 February.
Mishra refused to apologise for the slogans and instead said that he stood by it.… The slogan, which was repeated at a pro-CAA rally in Nagpur on 22 December, angered many on Twitter. Some Twitter users asked how these slogans were allowed while people in Delhi weren’t even allowed to protest peacefully.…
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