India: Election Commission sends a legal note to CM Arvind Kejriwal for tweeting contentious clip
The Election Commission had sent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a notice for a video that he tweeted in the run-up to the Delhi Assembly Election. They posted the tweet on February 3.
The Election board sent that notice acting on a BJP complaint. In its complaint, Arvind Kejriwal was accused of tweeting a video “Intending to win votes by exacerbating existing differences / creating mutual hatred / causing friction between religious groups in violation of the Model Codes of conduct”.
Tomorrow, the Election board told Arvind Kejriwal to reply by 5 p.m. on their note. Voting for election to the Delhi Assembly begins tomorrow at 8 a.m.
In its notification, the Election Commission responded by saying prima facie that Arvind Kejriwal has “violated the Model Code of Conduct and the Representation of the People’s Act” by posting the controversial video on Twitter.