Election commission censures Kejriwal over bribe remark

Kejriwal said he will challenge EC order in court

GN Bureau | January 21, 2017


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The Election Commission of India has censured Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over a bribe remark he made during a rally in Goa. Kejriwal, however, said that the election commission order against him was “completely wrong”.

The commission said it has carefully studied Kejriwal’s response to its notice and that it found “not at all convincing since in the impugned statements you have called upon the electors not only to refuse to accept this time Rs 5000/- but ask for Rs. 100001- when BJP workers come to distribute money in election time, citing price hike and to take new currency notes”.

Read: Arvind Kejriwal: Case of a “Tragic Hero”

The poll panel said that in case of similar violation of the model code of conduct in future, “the Commission shall take stern action against you and your party, using all powers available to it including action under Para 16 A of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order 1968”.

Kejriwal took to twitter and said: “EC order agnst me completely wrong. Lower court gave order in my favor. EC ignored court's order. Will challenge EC's latest order in court.”

The election commission had issued a notice to Kejriwal on January 6 for violating the model code of conduct by “making certain statements to the effect of promoting/ abetment of the offence of bribery to the electors in a public meeting held at Mapusa , Bardez taluka, Goa”.

The poll panel said that it had warned Kejriwal to be careful in an order dated January 27, 2015.

Read: Election commission of India order

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