Following a plea that the candidature of Arvind Kejriwal be cancelled on the grounds of his domicile, the Election Commission said on Monday the Aam Aadmi Party chief was an elector of Delhi and he can contest the upcoming assembly polls.
Citing the Representation of the People's Act (RPA), Election Commission sources said that the matter was settled on the day of scrutiny itself by a returning officer who rejected a plea by Congress candidate Kiran Walia that the papers of the former Delhi chief minister be rejected.
The sources said that under the RPA Act, Kejriwal was an elector of Delhi and can contest the assembly elections scheduled for February 7.
The EC stand came even as Delhi High Court sought the response of Kejriwal on Walia's plea for cancelling his candidature in the upcoming poll for "illegally" declaring himself as a resident of the national capital by changing his residential address.
Justice Vibhu Bakhru also issued notices to the Election Commission of India, chief electoral officer and others seeking their replies by Wednesday on the plea of Walia who is his rival from New Delhi assembly constituency.