Delhi HC Issues Notice To Arvind Kejriwal On A Plea Questioning His Candidature

02/02/2015 2:45 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
A supporter flashes a victory sign as New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, center, announces calling off a demonstration against the police in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Kejriwal, who created and leads the Aam Aadmi, or Common Man's Party, had accused the police force of targeting the poor for petty offences and refusing to combat serious crime. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and the Election Commission, acting on the plea of Congress leader Kiran Walia.

Walia had last month filed a complaint with the EC, questioning the legality of Kejriwal's candidature. When the commission refused to entertain Walia's complaint, she threatened to file a plea in the high court.

"An issue was brought to our notice, according to which Kejriwal has not mentioned an FIR lodged against him in his affidavit as part of his nomination papers. This is concealment of facts and serious information. This FIR is under IPC Section 153, which is a serious offence," Congress leader Kiran Walia had said.

"The second issue that we had was that he states that he lives in the B K Dutt Colony, whereas he is a resident of Ghaziabad. If he is indeed a resident of the BK Dutt Colony, then it is illegal because that is a government colony and sub-letting is not allowed. If he lives in the private sector of the area, then he must show the rent agreement for the same," she added.

The BJP has also demanded the cancellation of Kejriwal's nomination and has filed a complaint against former Delhi chief minister for allegedly violating the model code of conduct.

The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7, with the counting of votes set to take place on February 10.

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