It’s India vs Pakistan on 8 February: Former AAP MLA Kapil Mishra on Delhi assembly polls


BJP leader Kapil Mishra has sensationally claimed that the next month’s assembly polls in Delhi was a contest between India and Pakistan. After tweeting about his sensational communal claims, the former AAP MLA justified his controversial statements.

Taking to Twitter, Mishra had written, “????? ?? ???????? 8?? ???????? ?????. India and Pakistan will contest with each other on the roads of Delhi on 8 February. ”

Later, quoting a statement by AAP leader Manish Sisodia, Mishra tweeted, “The AAP and the Congress have created Shaheen Bagh-like mini Pakistan. India will rise on 8 February in response. Whenever traitors create Pakistan inside India, patriots will create their own India.

Sisodia was earlier quoted as saying, “I stand with the people of Shaheen Bagh.” This was the first time a senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party had taken a public stand in support of those protesting against the amended Citizenship Act in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh. Both AAP and its leader Arvind Kejriwal have been accused of shying away from supporting the protesters at Shaheen Bagh for the fear of upsetting Hindu voters.

Delhi goes to polls on 8 February with counting scheduled for 11 February. Mishra, who won his last elections on an AAP ticket from Karawal Nagar, has been fielded by the BJP from Model Town for the next month’s polls.