AAP says Sibal flouting poll code
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday threatened to move the Election Commission against Congress leader and Union law minister Kapil Sibal for allegedly distributing water purifiers in his Lok Sabha constituency Chandni Chowk.india Updated: Mar 15, 2014 01:28 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday threatened to move the Election Commission against Congress leader and Union law minister Kapil Sibal for allegedly distributing water purifiers in his Lok Sabha constituency Chandni Chowk.
The AAP’s Ashutosh is contesting from the Chandni Chowk seat against Sibal in the Lok Sabha polls.
Sibal, however, rubbished the allegations.
“This is absolutely false. I have not distributed anything. I don’t even know of its existence. I am aware of the law and would never violate the model code of conduct. What evidence do they have that I have distributed them?”
At a press conference, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said, “The water purifiers bear the Congress’ symbol. This proves that he (Sibal) has violated the model code of conduct and we will approach the Election Commission.”
Meanwhile, the protest against AAP’s choice of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections continued on Friday. During the press conference, a group of AAP supporters staged a demonstration over the nomination of Col (retired) Devender Sehrawat from south Delhi constituency.
Kuldeep Singh, who led the protest, said if Col Sherawat could not even win from his Assembly constituency, how can he be expected to contest and win the parliamentary polls. “We want a fresh face to contest LS polls from south Delhi who has the potential to win.” he added.
This was the fifth protest over ticket distribution ever since the party announced its first list of candidates.
(With IANS inputs)
First Published: Mar 15, 2014 01:25 IST