EC sends notice to Kejriwal over ‘bribe’ remark

Written by | January 20, 2015 | 0

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday sent a notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for violating the Model Code of Conduct and has asked for an explanation over his ‘bribe’ remark by Thursday.

Kejriwal, while addressing a rally in the national capital on Sunday, had suggested that the people of Delhi accept bribe s from other political parties, but cast their votes for him.

The EC is yet to receive an explanation for the previous notice sent to the AAP chief on Saturday, for violating the Model Code of Conduct during a press conference where he launched an attack on the BJP and its Delhi unit chief, Satish Upadhyay.

The ECI said that it “prima facie” found Kejriwal guilty of violating the Model Code twice during his press conference on January 16.

The former Delhi chief minister had levelled graft allegations against Upadhyay, and had also accused the BJP of attempting to incite communal violence in Delhi.

The notice had said that if there was no response by January 20, the EC would take a decision without any further reference. (ANI)

Filed in: National

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply