Kanwal did imply it while interacting with Nagaland's DGP, but he later sought an apology calling it "a slip of tongue" for saying India, not Delhi.
Kanwal was conversing with Nagaland DGP Rupin Sharma, Choksi's lawyer Vijay Agarwal, and Senior Supreme Court lawyer Aman Sinha. According to a video tweeted by India Today, DGP Sharma faced a power-cut while speaking to Kanwal, for which he sought an apology on-air. Responding to Sharma, Kanwal said, "It's ok, 'you're in Nagaland; electricity goes off even in India."
The remark drew a lot of flak, and Kanwal faced trolls on social media. Even Mmhonlumo Kikon, Bharatiya Janata Party's national spokesperson from Kohima, took a dig at him, saying, "We need to invite @rahulkanwal to Nagaland very soon! We need major geography class for major media professionals too!"
However, Kanwal sought an apology and clarified that it was a faux pas, and he meant to say Delhi and not India.