Tension sparks between Arvind Kejriwal and Election Commission
By Vamsi Krishna N : 24-Jan-2017
Citing a tweet by one of his party colleagues, Ashutosh, that describes the party volunteers have witnessed a car distributing money to the voters seeking votes in their favour, the Delhi chief minister and the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has today raised his comments on the Election Commission for their failure in eliminating corruption in elections.
He even tweeted on his Twitter handle regarding this that the EC has failed to stop such activities, and is further preventing him from commenting. In his tweet, he also added that he is not allowed by the EC to say ‘Take money from them and vote for us’, and EC is conveying a message that says ‘Vote for those who give you money’.
His tweet read, “EC fails to stop this. EC prevents me from saying-"Take money from them n vote 4 us". EC's msg - "vote 4 those who give u money"”
This comment by Arvind Kejriwal on the Election Commission has sparked a dispute between the two, with the latter censuring and raising concerns on Kejriwal saying that, “Take money from others but vote for us”, during a poll speech in Goa.
Citing the above stated message of Arvind Kejriwal, the Election Commission has ordered him to file a reply over his bribe statement, and any such violations in the future may lead to the de-recognition of the party, warned EC.
According to the PTI, the AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that, the EC order censuring his message and warning him of his comments is illegal, unconstitutional and wrong. He further added that he is ready to challenge the Election Commission in this regard.
PTI quoted him as saying, “The EC order censuring and warning him is illegal, unconstitutional and wrong. I would be challenging the Election Commission's order.”