EC notice to Verma for calling Kejriwal 'terrorist'

EC issues notice to BJP MP Parvesh Verma for calling Arvind Kejriwal a 'terrorist'

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Election Commission on Thursday issued a second show-cause notice to BJP MP Parvesh Verma on complaints that he called Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a "terrorist".

The notice came hours after the EC banned him from campaigning for 96 hours in connection with his comments on Shaheen Bagh protests and razing of mosques built on government land, after finding his response to its show-cause notice not satisfactory. Earlier, it had removed him from the list of star campaigners of BJP.

The fresh action came following the AAP had approached the Election Commission with a complaint. AAP leaders also sat on a protest outside the EC office demanding an FIR against Verma.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal said, "today I'm leaving this decision to the people of Delhi, whether they consider me as a son, consider me their brother, or consider me a terrorist."

"I have put my life on the line for the country. I am a diabetic. I take insulin four times a day. If a person with diabetes is on insulin and doesn't eat anything for 3-4 hrs, they collapse and can even die. In such a situation, I have done hunger strike against corruption twice, once for 15 days and then 10 days," he said.