The Election Commission (EC) on Monday initiated an inquiry into allegation against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal of being enrolled in voters’ list at two Assembly constituencies in Delhi and directed the poll officers to file a report within two days.
“Even though we have not received any complaint, but taking cognisance of media reports have asked the District Election Officers of New Delhi and North-East Delhi to go through the voter enrolment form filed by Kejriwal. They have been asked to file a report in 48 hours,” said Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev.
Any further action will be taken after the report is submitted, he said.
The Delhi BJP had approached the Election Commission on Friday against Mr. Kejriwal alleging that he was enrolled as a voter in three different constituencies, two in Delhi and one in Uttar Pradesh.
“It has come to our notice that Kejriwal’s name has been registered at three places — Seemapuri and New Delhi constituencies in Delhi and Sahibabad of Ghaziabad district in Uttar Pradesh,” claimed the BJP spokesperson.
AAP had said it has already informed the EC about the change of address and it is now up to the Commission to decide the matter.
“We have already informed EC about it. We have done our job and filled the requisite form, now it is up to EC to decide in the matter,” the party had said.
Mr. Dev on Monday appealed to political parties to contest the election on level playing field and refrain from maligning each other names.