BJP leader Kapil Mishra has said that he has no regret on the provocative speech that had delivered in northeast Delhi on 23 February.
It’s been a year now, so I want to say this here. If the need arises to redo what I did on February 23, I would do it all over again,” he said at Constitution Club, Delhi, as quoted by The Indian Express.
In an interview with the BBC, Mishra said that he engaged in relief work for the Hindu victims of the riots.
When asked why he helped only Hindu victims, while there were more Muslims on the affected side, he said: ”They have Waqf board, Delhi government and entire media alongside them. I only helped those who are left out.”
On February 23 last year, during a pro-CAA rally Mishra had warned the anti-CAA protesters to clear the area. In a video Mishra can be seen standing next to Ved Prakash Surya, deputy superintendent of police (North East Delhi).
Violence which broke out in Delhi in February 2020 claimed more than 53 lives.