EC issues notice to Kejriwal for Rajghat meeting

  • IANS, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Apr 09, 2014 21:43 IST

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal sits at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi, Rajghat, after he was slapped by an auto driver in New Delhi. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT photo)

The Election Commission on Wednesday issued notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for organising a meeting without permission at Rajghat in New Delhi on Tuesday.

"A show-cause notice has been issued to Arvind Kejriwal for conducting a meeting at the Rajghat without permission from the poll panel," Niharika Rai, district election officer, east Delhi, told IANS.

"Kejriwal has been asked to reply to the notice by Thursday morning and give the reasons why was the poll panel and the police not informed in advance about the meeting," she added.

After being slapped by an autorickshaw driver on Tuesday during a roadshow at Sultanpuri in West Delhi, Kejriwal gathered with his supporters at Rajghat, the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi.

Voting in Delhi for the Lok Sabha election will be held April 10.


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