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AAP files petition before Election Commission

PTI August 20, 2014 20:56 IST
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New Delhi: Aam Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today filed a petition before the Election Commission, seeking immediate disqualification of BJP MLA Ranjit Singh from the Delhi Assembly.

In its petition, AAP alleged that Singh, an MLA from Gokalpur (reserved) assembly constituency, had contested assembly elections on a fake certificate procured from Uttar Pradesh.

“Relevant provisions of the Representation of the People Act show that a clear case of disqualification is made out against BJP MLA,” AAP said in a statement.

It also said that it is not only a clear and proven case of concealment of facts before the election authorities, but that the MLA (Singh) has also cheated the people of his constituency by having misled them about his origin.

“The issue also raises serious questions about the kind of politics in which the BJP is indulging. What is the BJP stand on the issue ? Will it take action against its MLA who has breached all levels of political decency and has committed a fraud on the weaker sections of the society ?,” AAP said.

AAP said that a Delhi court had last week directed the police to lodge an FIR against Singh under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly having committed the offences of forgery and cheating, after a probe report was submitted in the court.

Meanwhile, AAP has introduced yet another innovation to connect the people in Indian politics through its digital platforms.

Adding a new dimension to its ongoing - Delhi Wants Elections - signature campaign, the party has now initiated an online campaign, inviting people to shoot their own “We want elections” appeal via video and submit these videos to the AAP via email, WhatsApp or through the AAP website.