BJP leaders Neelkant Bakshi and Kapil Mishra filed a complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj for spreading false rumors about NRC.
(attributed to Firstpost)
Kejriwal was vehemently criticised due to his statements about BJP MP Manoj Tiwari. He said that Tiwari would be the first to leave Delhi if the National Register of Citizens was implemented in the city. Tiwari didn’t take kindly to the comment, and called the chief minister’s comment “disgraceful”.
Bhardwaj had questioned Tiwari’s proof of residence in Delhi since 1971. “These people have come to Delhi to earn a living and Manoj Tiwari wants to drive them out. A proof of living in Delhi for five years is needed for widow pension and people find even that difficult. How will they have proof from 1971?” Mr. Bharadwaj asked.
Matters escalated today when Bakshi and Mishra filed a complaint against Kejriwal and Saurabh Bhardwaj for spreading false rumors about NRC, stating that they had called citizens of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odhisha and rajasthan as ‘infiltrators’.
Complaint filed against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal & AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj by BJP leaders Neelkant Bakshi & Kapil Mishra for 'spreading false rumours on NRC, lying on guidelines set by Supreme Court, comparing citizens of Uttar Pradesh,Bihar,Odisha, Rajasthan with infiltrators'. pic.twitter.com/Iyvd7AopYN
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With the NRC creating widespread panic in Assam and home minister Amit Shah’s address in Kolkata about the register just days away, the parties seem to have locked horns over a delicate issue that could blow out of proportions at any time. Several party leaders have criticized the Modi government for implementing the process that has left hundreds homeless.
The Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal is yet to respond to the complaints filed by the BJP leaders.