Gupta slams AAP for collecting personal data
The Delhi BJP slammed the Delhi government for “openly” violating the orders of Election Commission by collecting personal information of students and their parents. The EC had issued a notice to Delhi government for violating its orders and had asked it to refrain from collecting private information like EPIC number, mobile number, name, address, etc., of parents of children studying in Delhi government schools. The election body has also directed the government to return the information to it.
Addressing media persons, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta said that the Directorate of Education under Delhi government had issued a circular on September 11, 2018, to collect private information of the parents. “This work was to be done by a private agency. This entire exercise is in violation of the right to privacy and we had expressed our apprehensions of misuse of the data so collected,” he said.
“In reply to the EC directions, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia had used very objectionable language and had said that how could the commission stop us from doing so,” the leader claimed. “The AAP government is openly violating the orders of EC. Although the EC has refrained the government from collecting data about parents yet they are collecting it and misusing it by making false phone calls and openly violating the orders of EC,” Gupta claimed.
“We demand that election symbols of the AAP should be frozen and the recognition of the party cancelled for collecting personal information and harassing the people,” he added.
Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta