Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Credit: ANI)
The Election Commission of India has issued a show-cause notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for posting a video on his Twitter handle that has the potential of disturbing communal harmony. The video was reportedly posted on February 3. The poll panel has asked him to respond to the notice before 5.00 pm on Saturday, the day of polling in Delhi.
"Criticism of other political parties, when made, shall be confined to their policies and program, past record and work. Parties and candidates shall refrain from criticism of all aspects of private life, not connected with the public activities of the leaders or workers of other parties. Criticism of other parties or their workers based on unverified allegations or distortion shall be avoided," the poll panel said in the notice.
The notice has been issued a day after a BJP delegation met the CEC on Thursday and sought action against Kejriwal accusing him of issuing "paid news".
The delegation complained that "the paid news was given by Arvind Kejriwal in all the big newspapers", the BJP alleged in a statement.
The delegation, including party MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Delhi election convener Tarun Chugh, national media co-head Sanjay Mayukh and election media team head Ashok Devraha, demanded the CEC that expenditure of the alleged "paid news" should be added to election expenses of Kejriwal, who is contesting from the New Delhi Assembly seat.
A day before the Delhi Assembly Elections, Kejriwal on Friday paid obeisance at the famous Hanuman Temple near Connaught Place. He along with his wife Sunita offered prayers at the temple located on the Kharak Singh Marg.
Delhi elections will be held on Saturday and the result will be declared on February 11.
No one in the BJP is worthy of becoming chief minister of Delhi, AAP supremo said on Thursday, the last day of campaigning before the February 8 assembly elections.
People want to know who will be the Bharatiya Janata Party’s chief ministerial candidate, Kejriwal told PTI in an interview, and asked what if the party chooses Sambit Patra or Anurag Thakur for the post.
He said the Bharatiya Janata Party had tried to polarise the assembly polls, and asserted that results will show if it succeeded or not.