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EC Warns Delhi CM for Poll Code Violation

Rejecting the contention of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal

Published: 25th January 2014 07:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2014 07:40 AM   |  A+A-

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Rejecting the contention of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal, the Election  Commission on Friday pulled him for violating the provisions of the model code of conduct that banned appeal for votes based on religion and warned him to be more careful during the election campaigns in the future.

In its order on Kejriwal, the Election Commission said: “Notwithstanding the averments made by you to justify the contents of the pamphlets, the fact remains that you have made an appeal in that pamphlet to a particular religious community for securing votes in favour of your party, which, the Commission considers, is violation of sub para (3) of Para I of model code of conduct.”  Acting on complaint of BJP leader Harish Khurana, who alleged that  Kejriwal, during the campaign for Delhi Assembly polls, distributed pamphlets that contained appeal on religious grounds to the electors in violation of poll code.



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