BJP accuses AAP of amassing funds by dubious means

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 New Delhi:  A new controversy is raising its head with every passing day in the Delhi election campaign. Now, both AAP and BJP have moved the Election Commission on an advertisement controversy. While AAP has complained that BJP tagged an entire community anarchist. BJP complained that AAP is trying to give a castiest and religious tone to a political statement made by it in an advertisement. Meanwhile Delhi HC has sought Kejriwal’s response on Congress candidate from New Delhi seat Kiran Walia’s plea seeking quashing of his candidature.. Come election season and controversies can’t be far behind.
BJP and AAP are caught in a war of words over the third advertisement issued by the BJP in a series of ads targetting the aam admi party. It hits out at Kejriwal for threatening to disrupt the Republic Day parade last year while complaining this year that he was not invited for the event. Taking offence to a derogatory reference to ‘gotra’ in the advertisement that allegedly attacked the AAP convenor’s community, Kejriwal demanded an apology from the BJP. Taking the cue, AAP filed a complaint with the Election Commission against BJP. The party hit back moving the poll body with a counter complaint against AAP alleging that it has violated the model code of conduct by trying to give “casteist and religious tone” to a “political statement”, while the Cong targeted both parties for violating the code of conduct.
Meanwhile, Delhi High Court has sought the response of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Congress candidate Kiran Walia’s plea for cancelling his candidature. Walia has alleged that Kejriwal has committed fraud, submitting a fake affidavit to the Election Commission, declaring himself a resident of the national capital. The Aam admi party outrightly denied the allegations. Meanwhile, news of dissent within the BJP over Kiran Bedi’s style of functioning fizzled out before the day ended Kiran Bedi’s campaign aide Narendra Tandon withdrawing his resignation The Election Commission has cautioned political parties several times, reminding them to maintain the sanctity of the election code of conduct, but there is no end to the war of words between political parties with the poll date drawing close.
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