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BJP’s Kapil Mishra likens Delhi polls to “India vs Pakistan” contest

Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra, who joined the BJP last August and will fight the Delhi Assembly elections from the Model Town constituency, controversially compared the February 8 polls to an “India vs Pakistan” contest.

“India vs Pakistan, 8 February, Delhi. India and Pakistan will compete on the streets of Delhi,” tweeted Kapil Mishra, a former minister in Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi cabinet.

In another tweet, Mishra said protests like Shaheen Bagh were like mini-Pakistans in the city.

Mishra, who used to be a close aide of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had a bitter parting with both AAP and Kejriwal after he publicly accused the Delhi CM of corruption.

Last week, the BJP named him in its list of candidates and he will be up against his former colleague and two-time AAP MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi.

Voting for Delhi Assembly election 2020 will be held in a single phase on February 8 and the results will be declared on February 11. In 2015 elections, the AAP had won 67 of the 70 seats, while the BJP could manage only three seats.

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