After concluding to fight solo at the capital, Congress starts moving against AAP. The party on Friday raised a complaint to the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) against AAP Leader Aravind Kejriwal for allegedly making a communal statement and demanded that he should be barred from campaigning for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.
Kejriwal, at a press conference, had said on Thursday that the Congress was not getting a single Hindu vote in the parliamentary polls while Muslims were a little confused.
“The Congress is trying to weaken the opposition in different states, whether it is Kerala, Haryana, Goa, West Bengal or Uttar Pradesh. But I hope that people from all religions, who want to save the country, would unite and vote for the AAP,” he had said.
A delegation led by Delhi MP Sandip Dikshit, son of Delhi Congress president and North East Delhi candidate Sheila Dikshit, met the CEO at his Kashmere gate office and submitted a memorandum against Kejriwal. The delegation also included Delhi Congress leader Mangat Ram Singhal, spokespersons Ramakant Goswami and Jitendra Kochar, and Onika Mehrotra. The Congress delegation alleged that Kejriwal asked the Muslim voters not to vote for the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls as the party was not getting a single Hindu vote.
After meeting the CEO, Sandip Dikshit told media that the Congress had demanded that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief should be barred from poll campaigning as he was trying to stoke a communal divide through his irresponsible and inciting utterances. “We have submitted a memorandum to the Chief Electoral Officer, drawing his attention to Kejriwal’s televised interview in which he has asked the Muslim voters not to vote for the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections as the party was not getting a single Hindu vote”, he said.
“Kejriwal’s statement is highly communal and illegal in nature, and is intended to divide the Hindu and Muslim votes, and attract the voters along communal lines,” he added.