New Delhi: Cold war between Arvind Kejriwal and Opposition Leader Vijender Gupta does not seem to settle anytime soon. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta is sharing a war of words on Twitter on Saturday.
Accuses each other of lying over the issue of deletion of voters’ names from electoral roll in the national capital.
The blame game came up with Gupta charging the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader with lying that names of 24 lakh voters are missing from the voters list in Delhi in the past four years.
Cause of the controversy-
“Do not lie Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The 24 lakh votes are out of the directory in last 10 years. Some of them are due to death, duplication, self-deletion through Form 7. Thirty lakh voters are added during this period. It’s a normal process,” Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tweeted in Hindi.
Kejriwal hit back, says. “Your Election Commission gave us a list of 24 lakh voters out of the list in four years. The dirty game of BJP is reflects so early. That’s why you are so disquiet. Will EC resign if I give you the list of those whose names are out from the list fraudulently.”
The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi Saturday gave alert to people against “misleading calls” claiming deletion of their names from electoral rolls. It happened a day after a BJP delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are making such phone calls.
Terming the poll panel statement as a slap in the face of Kejriwal, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari says the Election Commission conveyed it to all the parties, which includes Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP. That by January 18, 2019 a total number of 9,88,925 voters have increased, but Kejriwal was not ready to accept it.
The poll panel statement came a day after a BJP delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner. Then alleges that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are making such phone calls.
The statement from the poll panel drew sharp reaction from AAP national convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He says the Election Commission “must not act as the agent of a political party”.
After the poll panel came out with the final voter list in January, the AAP has brought forward continuous attacks on the BJP. They are alleging its hand behind the “deletion” of names of 30 lakh voters.
Particularly of Purvanchali, Muslims and Bania communities, since the assembly election in Delhi in 2015.
AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha asserts that Kejriwal is fighting with the Election Commission. He he will get every voter’s name into the electoral rolls that are illegally out of the list at the behest of the BJP.