The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the Delhi chief minister, for violating the code of conduct for allegedly making derogatory comments about Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party’s social media arm. The EC directed the AAP to respond to the charges within two days, by Thursday (November 16).
BJP approaches AK
The move comes after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) approached the EC on November 10 and took action against the AAP, which has governments in Delhi and Punjab, for publishing a “very unacceptable” and “unethical” video about Modi on its social media accounts. came next. The video in question is the one posted by AAP on X (formerly Twitter) showing Modi with businessman Gautam Adani. The party also released a photo of Modi and Adami, claiming that the prime minister was working for the businessman instead of working for the people.
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, party’s national media in-charge and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni and party leader Om Pathak had approached the EC over the videos and photographs.
“AAP has published a video and two tweets (posts on said. “(In these posts) it is said that a democratically elected leader, i.e. the prime minister, is a paid employee of one person,” the Union minister said. he said and added that this action of AAP was a new low in politics. .
EC’s notification to AAP
In its notice to AAP, the EC stated: “The national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party is requested to explain the statements/allegations/allegations made in social media posts referenced against the star campaigner of another national party against his party and against the political party and against the candidates for the state elections.” by implication and implication and to justify why appropriate action should not be taken against you for breach of the model code of conduct as read into relevant electoral and criminal laws.”
“If no response is received from you within the stipulated time, it will be assumed that you have nothing to say on the matter and the Election Commission will take necessary action or decision on the matter without any further reference to you.” the survey panel said.
Assembly elections are ongoing in five states (Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram).
(With inputs from PTI)
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