AAP, BJP spar as EC asks cops to probe ‘calls’ to voters
New Delhi: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has written to Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik to investigate the “misleading calls” being made to Delhiites regarding their names being deleted from the electoral roll and that the callers are trying to get them restored. The election officer also enclosed the complaints received by his office.
“Prima facie, it appears the matter needs to be investigated so that the factual correctness of the averments made in the aforementioned complaints are ascertained and necessary action under relevant extant laws is taken,” the election officer said in the complaint, a copy of which has also been marked to Election Commission of India.
The CEO’s complaint to police triggered yet another war of words between BJP and AAP leaders with Union minister Vijay Goel demanding CM Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation. “@ArvindKejriwal must resign after the Press Release of @CeodelhiOffice requesting the Commissioner of Delhi Police to investigate the matter of misleading call to the citizens of Delhi that their names have been deleted,” Goel tweeted.
Responsing to this, Kejriwal tweeted: “Ur ECs shud re- sign for converting EC into BJP office. Shameful Modi ji has subverted every institution. We will not allow BJP to succeed in its conspiracies.” He added in Hindi: “Police are yours, EC is yours — Don’t make them to this wrong and dirty job. This country is much bigger than any individual or a (political) party.”
The CEO of Delhi office had, on Saturday, issued an advisory cautioning people against the “misleading calls” claiming deletion of their names, which had turned into a political slugfest between BJP and AAP leaders.
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WAR OF WORDS: Kejriwal, Goel