New Delhi, January 17: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday issued a notice to Aam Adami Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on a speech that he made in Goa on January 8 asking the people to accept money for votes.
The Election Commission said that it has acted on BJP's online complaint against Kejriwal and also received a CD which was later forwarded by the Chief Electoral Officer of Goa. The Commission also observed that prima facie by making such remarks he has violated the Model Code of Conduct.
The complaint alleges that Kejriwal “deliberately and intentionally instigated the public to take a bribe for voting” in a speech in Mapusa. It has been alleged by the BJP that he has thereby abetted the offence of bribery during the electoral process.
The EC has asked him to explain his position by 1 PM on 19th of this month. While addressing a public rally in Goa on 8th of this month, Mr. Kejriwal had asked the people to accept money offered by Congress and BJP but vote for the AAP.
On the other side, Congress earlier demanded an apology from Kejriwal for insulting the voters of the state by asking to accept a bribe in terms of their votes. Meanwhile, BJP has asked EC to take strict action on AAP.
AAP chief Kejriwal every now and then produces the statement which is offensive and creates a nuisance and tries to gain the political advantage. Kejriwal during election campaigns in Delhi also said many statements which created controversies.