Cancel Kejriwal’s candidature, BJP asks EC

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New Delhi: Aam Admi Party leaders Arvind Kejriwal, Somnath Bharti with others during election meeting in New Delhi on Jan. 24, 2015. (Photo: Sunil Majumdar/IANS)

The state unit of the BJP Tuesday urged the EC to cancel AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s candidature and ban him from addressing public gatherings, alleging that he has violated the model code of conduct.

“He has been making frivolous accusations against other parties and individuals so that he can mislead the people. We have urged the EC to take immediate action against him and to cancel his candidature as well as ban him from addressing public rallies,” Satish Upadhyay, president of the BJP Delhi unit, told reporters.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) media convener Praveen Shankar Kapoor told to media that the complaint to the Election Commission consisted of “four to five violations” of the code of conduct that Kejriwal has committed.

“It includes him asking voters to accept the alleged bribes given by the BJP and Congress as well as his pasting pictures of Kiran Bedi (BJP’s chief ministerial candidate) without her permission,” Kapoor said.