BJP moves to EC against Arvind Kejriwal
Ahead of the Delhi assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has landed himself in yet another controversy after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) complained to the Election Commission (EC) alleging that he has violated electoral laws by simultaneously being an elector in three constituencies.
The BJP has alleged that Kejriwal's name appears in the electoral list of Sahibabad (Ghaziabad), Sunder Nagari (Delhi) and Hanuman Road (New Delhi).
Following the allegations, the Election Commission on Monday initiated an inquiry against Kejriwal.
The Delhi BJP had approached the EC on Friday. The Commission has informed that any further step will be taken after the report is submitted.
However, a spokesperson of AAP clarified that the Commission had been already informed by Kejriwal to remove his name from the other two lists and retain the Hanuman Road one.
"It is up to the Election Commission to act on it now," the spokesperson said.
(Posted on 25-11-2013)