EC orders FIR against Arvind Kejriwal for poll code violation

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The Election Commission has ordered legal action to be taken against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for violation of Model Code of Conduct for polls.

The poll commission directed for action after Arvind Kejriwal statements on and after 8 January in Goa.

The Election Commission sought a compliance report regarding legal action on Arvind Kejriwal latest by 3.00 pm on 31 January.

Earlier, the Election Commission had censured Arvind Kejriwal for his bribery remarks at a poll rally in Goa on January 8.

Kejriwal had reportedly asked the voters to take money from the BJP and the Congress but vote for Aam Aadmi Party in the assembly elections.

The BJP had filed a complaint with the Election Commission, which later issued notice to Kejriwal.

The poll panel said that Kejriwal’s Goa speech violated the model code of conduct, which came into force on January 4.

The Election Commission held that Kejriwal’s statement amounted to ‘abetting and promoting electoral offence of bribery’

 Wefornews Bureau

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