BJP’s East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir has called for stringent action against his party leader, Kapil Mishra, for making inflammatory statements, even as the national capital witnessed violence that has claimed at the time of writing this report has risen to 10.
The cricketer-turned-politician said, “No matter who the person is, whether he is Kapil Mishra or anyone else, belonging to any party, if he has given any provoking speech then strict action should be taken against him.”
Mishra had issued an ultimatum to the Delhi Police to clear the streets of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters.
Mishra tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi) stating, “Giving a three-day ultimatum to Delhi Police to clear the roads in Jaffrabad and Chand Bagh of protesters. Don’t try to reason with us after this, because we won’t pay heed.”
He also attached a video with his tweet and wrote, “We will maintain peace until Donald Trump is in India. After that, we refuse to listen to even the police if the roads are not cleared… we will be forced to hit the streets.”
After coming to the limelight for his remarks, Mishra on Monday appealed to the people of Delhi to maintain peace and stop the violence.
“I appeal to everyone to stop the violence, which will not lead to any solution. Whether it is the people who are supporting CAA or those who are against it, I appeal to everyone to maintain peace. Delhi’s brotherhood should remain intact,” Mishra said.