Kejriwal accuses BJP of trying to fudge voters’ lists
Days after the Election Commission began revision of electoral rolls in the city, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the BJP of trying to fudge voters’ lists.
Kejriwal said the party would lodge a complaint with the Election Commission on Monday.
In a series of tweets, Kejriwal alleged that the BJP had promised Rs. 1,500 for ‘one fake vote’ and Rs. 200 to get any ‘vote for AAP’ deleted.
“A top BJP leader directed all Delhi BJP MLAs to get at least 5,000 fake votes made in each constituency and get AAP votes deleted. The bribe rate is Rs. 1,500 for a new fake vote, Rs. 200 to get any vote deleted. This information was given by someone who did this job for the BJP last week. We will meet EC officials on Monday at 11 am and make a formal complaint,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Delhi has been under President’s rule since Kejriwal resigned as chief minister on February 14. In the assembly elections held last year, the BJP and its ally had won 32 seats in the 70-member house while the AAP had won 28 seats.
The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) challenged Kejriwal to name the ‘BJP’ source who gave him the information, failing which the party might take legal action against him.
Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said, in the past too Kejriwal had tweeted that the Lt Governor would invite the BJP to form a government. But “it had turned out to be false, just like his other tweets”, he said.
“By making various baseless allegations, Kejriwal wants to remain in the news. I challenge him to name the sources or the BJP people who he has alleged are involved. He has lost all credibility and every day he comes up with one lie or the other. If the AAP and Congress are so concerned about people why don’t they join hands and form the government the way they had earlier,” said Upadhyay.