The Election Commission on Tuesday issued show cause notices to Anurag Thakur for his controversial remarks. (Photo Credit: File Photo-Twitter)
Amid controversy over BJP MP Anurag Thakur’s provocative’ slogans against anti-CAA protesters at a rally in Delhi, Karnataka Minister has said anti-nationals should get bullet and not biryani. Tourism Minister C T Ravi tweeted his support for the Union Minister days after he egged on the crowd to raise an incendiary slogan that “goli maro sa*** ko" (traitors should be shot) - after he lashed out at anti-CAA protesters.
“Those attacking Union MoS @ianuragthakur for His statement against Traitors are the ones who- Opposed death to Terrorists Ajmal Kasab & Yakub Memon, Supported Tukde Tukde Gang, Spread lies against #CAA.
Anti-Nationals should get Bullet not Biryani.
#IStandWithAnuragThakur,” Ravi said in the tweet.
Those attacking Union MoS @ianuragthakur for His statement against Traitors are the ones who— C T Ravi ð®ð³ à²¸à²¿ à²à²¿ à²°à²µà²¿ (@CTRavi_BJP) January 28, 2020
â Opposed death to Terrorists Ajmal Kasab & Yakub Memon
â Supported Tukde Tukde Gang
â Spread lies against #CAA
Anti-Nationals should get Bullet not Biryani.#IStandWithAnuragThakur
At the rally, Anurag Thakur, the minister of state for finance, shouted "desh ke gaddaron ko" to which the crowd responded "goli maro sa*** ko" (shoot down the traitors).
The Election Commission on Tuesday issued show cause notices to Anurag Thakur for his controversial remarks. The EC examined the reports sent by the Delhi CEO Office and is of the view that show cause notices should be issued to the two party leaders. The Delhi CEO Office on Tuesday submitted reports to the EC on "provocative" language used by Thakur, Minister of State for Finance, and West Delhi MP Verma while canvassing for party candidates contesting the Delhi Assembly polls, officials said.
Delhi Congress earlier approached the Election Commission, urging it to ban BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for making “provocative statements to incite communal violence” ahead of polls in the national capital. “BJP’s star campaigners Parvesh Verma and Anurag Thakur have used objectionable language. Top BJP leaders, including Home Minister Amit Shah, are going around the lanes and bylanes of Delhi, making provocative statements to polarise the atmosphere and incite communal violence. The BJP is doing so out of frustration,” senior Congress leader Ajay Maken said.
The Election Commission has promised us that it won’t let it happen, Maken said, adding they have called a meeting of all senior poll and police officials on January 31.