Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has been issued a notice over violation of Model Code of Conduct regarding his tweet on party’s East Delhi Candidate Atishi. According to reports, the notice has been issued by the East Delhi Returning Officers.
The deputy chief minister has been asked to furnish his comments on the matter by 5 pm tomorrow.
East Delhi Returning Officer issued notice to Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia over violation of Model Code of Conduct regarding a tweet on religion of AAP's East Delhi Candidate Atishi. He has been asked to furnish his comments on the matter by 5 pm tomorrow. (File pics) pic.twitter.com/dUaW0htqAL— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2019
Earlier on Monday, the Delhi poll panel had issued notices to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia on two separate matters following complaints against them for violating the Model Code of Conduct.
Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari had complained to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), accusing the chief minister of "intentionally insulting" his profession and the Poorvanchali community on Saturday.
The CEO office had also received a complaint against Sisodia from BJP's Girish Sachdeva, claiming the Aam Aadmi Party was issuing letters, asking voters to vote for the party by highlighting the achievements of the government, which was a violation of the poll code.
Following these complaints, the Delhi poll panel issued the notices, seeking Kejriwal and Sisodia's reply by Tuesday noon, officials said.
The poll panel asked Sisodia whether such letters have been issued.
While campaigning for party's North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey last week, Kejriwal had said, "Manoj Tiwari dances really well. Pandey does not know how to dance. Pandey knows how to work. Vote for the person who works and not the one who is a dancer. The dancer won't be of any use to you."