Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday filed complaints with the Election Commission (EC) against Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for “misleading” voters through FM radio advertisement and distorting party chief Amit Shah's statement on illegal infiltrators.
In a complaint letter to the Election Commission, Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor objected the content of the AAP's FM radio advertisement.
"In the radio advertisement, the Delhi Chief Minister can be heard provoking people of Delhi that the central government collects thousands of crores rupees in revenue from Delhi but gives back around partly Rs 325 crore to Delhi,” he said in his complaint.
The BJP spokesperson also requested the EC to review the contents of the AAP advertisement and block it as it was "misleading" for the voters.
Praveen Shankar Kapoor also said, “The central government which maintains Delhi Police spends Rs 7,881 crore annually on it for maintaining law and order in the city and spends around Rs 40,000 crore annually on Delhi Metro, road infrastructure, Yamuna cleaning, hospitals, Delhi University among others which directly benefits the people of Delhi.”
In another complaint filed by BJP's national secretary R P Singh and Delhi BJP legal cell in-charge Neeraj, the party accused Kejriwal of "distorting" Amit Shah's statement on illegal infiltrators in the country. The complaint accused Kejriwal of trying to gain Muslims votes by "misleading" them and "instigating" their religious sentiments.
"Citing BJP's election manifesto, Shah had on April 10 said that with the help of National Register of Citizens (NRC), the party would drive out infiltrators from India and protect the Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhs. But the Delhi CM is not only trying to defame Shah by distorting his statement but instigating religious sentiments in violation of the Model Code of Conduct,” R P Singh said.
Earlier, on Friday, Congress filed a complaint with the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly making a ‘communal’ and ‘provocative’ statement and demanded that he be barred from campaigning for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.
In the meantime, AAP’s star candidate Atishi, who is contesting Lok Sabha election from East Delhi, filed a criminal complaint in Tis Hazari Court against her rival and BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir claiming he has two voter cards in two separate neighbourhoods in the city.
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are being held in seven phases, starting from April 11. The first, second and third phase has been concluded. The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh phase of polls will undergo on April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19 respectively. Delhi will vote on May 12 in sixth phase. The results will be declared on May 23.
With inputs from PTI