As the Delhi Assembly Election campaign is at its peak the Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice to Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the BJP candidate from Hari Nagar constituency in the national capital, over his campaign song “Bagga Bagga har jagah”.
The Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) raised the issue of his song amounting to “suspected paid news”, saying Bagga uploaded the campaign song on his Twitter account without approval from it, which led to the notice being served by the EC.
The EC notice says, “You are directed to state why expenditure on the song should not be computed as per standard rate and added to your election expense.”
The Delhi BJP spokesperson Bagga, took to Twitter and said, “Complaints are being given to EC against me as Kejriwal ji is scared of me. Sanjay Singh has been sent to Hari Nagar 40 times in last 4 days. I am a common man and Kejriwal’s candidate pitted against me has assets worth Rs 50 crore.”
मेरे खिलाफ चुनाव आयोग में शिकायते दी जा रही है, केजरीवाल जी मेरे से डर चुके है, संजय सिंह को पिछले 4 दिन में 40 बार हरि नगर विधानसभा भेजा जा चुका है , मैं आम आदमी हूँ, मेरे सामने जो केजरीवाल जी का प्रत्याशी है उसके पास 50 करोड़ की संपति है ।
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) January 25, 2020
The rap song tweeted by Bagga when he was announced the BJP candidate has over 72,000 views and talks about how he is ready to take on the opponents in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls.
Earlier, at the directions of the EC, the Delhi Police on Friday filed an FIR against BJP candidate from Model Town constituency Kapil Mishra over his controversial tweets in which he likened the February 8 Assembly elections to an “India versus Pakistan contest” and terming Shaheen Bagh as “mini-Pakistan.
The EC had also directed the micro-blogging website to remove the communal statements made by Kapil Mishra.
Twitter, meanwhile, said it has “withheld” the controversial tweet following the directions of the Election Commission. The tweet was, however, not removed and could be seen on the platform.
The Delhi Assembly Election will be a triangular fight involving the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.
Polling will be held on February 8 and the results declared on February 11.