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Delhi Elections 2020: BJP’s Tajinder Bagga Issued Notice Over His Campaign Song Video

Bagga Has Been Directed To State Within 48 Hours Why The Expenditure For The Song Shouldn't Be Computed And Added To His Election Expenses.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 25 Jan 2020, 08:15:54 AM
Tajinder Bagga uploaded a rap song --

Tajinder Bagga uploaded a rap song -- "bagga bagga har jagah"-- ready for his campaign. (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, BJP's candidate from the Hari Nagar seat, has been issued a notice by the Returning Officer over his campaign song video. Bagga has been directed to state within 48 hours why the expenditure for the song shouldn't be computed and added to his election expenses. “The notice also states that the decision of Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) will be final on the subject if Bagga fails to reply within the prescribed time,” news agency ANI reported.

Tajinder Bagga has never failed to hog limelight, including for his numerous Twitter spats. Within two hours of being named as the BJP's candidate for the Delhi Assembly polls on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, Twitter-savvy Bagga had a rap song -- "bagga bagga har jagah"-- ready for his campaign.

Tweeted by Bagga, the song video has already gone viral and talks about how he is ready to take on the opponents in the upcoming Assembly polls in the national capital.

"How is the josh? #Baggabagga har jagah," he captioned the rap song on Twitter.

Garlanded by his supporters, Bagga filed his nomination on Tuesday. In the affidavit filed by him, Bagga has declared movable assets worth Rs 18.90 lakh including a car and has nil immovable assets.

Bagga, who has over 6.4 lakh followers on Twitter, was made the BJP spokesperson in 2017. The BJP's rivals often accuse him of being a "Twitter troll".

Who is Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga?

  • Bagga started his career with Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (BSKS), which calls itself a "nationalist task force against traitors, anti-nationals and corrupts".
  • Bagga grabbed headlines in October 2011 when he slapped lawyer-activist and the then AAP leader Prashant Bhushan for his remarks on Kashmir.
  • He had openly taken credit for the assault and called it "Operation Prashant Bhushan".
  • "He try to break my Nation, I try to break his head. Hisab chukta. Congrats to all. operation Prashant Bhushan successful (sic)," he had tweeted.
  • Reacting to Bagga being given ticket by the BJP, Prashant Bhushan tweeted: "From promoting lynch mobs & fake news purveyors on the social media & media to giving tickets to goons being prosecuted for terror, rape & other crimes, BJP has come a long way".

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First Published : 25 Jan 2020, 08:15:54 AM