Arvind Kejriwal accuses BJP of buying fake votes, to move EC

The Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that the BJP MLAs in Delhi have been directed by a top leader to buy 5000 fake votes in each constituency.

By Tarun Khanna | Updated: Oct 25, 2014, 14:44 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal accuses BJP of buying fake votes, to move EC

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that the BJP MLAs in Delhi have been directed by a top leader to buy 5000 fake votes in each constituency.

Kejriwal, who took to Twitter, said that he has been informed by a BJP source that one of the senior leaders in the party has directed all Delhi BJP MLAs to get at least 5000 fake votes made in each constituency.

 

He further added that as per the information the bribe rate is Rs 1500 for fake vote and Rs 200 for deleting any vote.

 

Taking the matter seriously, Kejriwal said that the party will now approach Election Commission on Monday at 11 am and make a formal complaint in this regard.

 

A few days back, he had hinted at the possibility of horse-trading to form government in Delhi.

He had alleged that the BJP may once again try to poach MLAs. He further added that despite a spectacular performance in Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, BJP is scared of elections in Delhi.

Meanwhile, reacting to Kejriwal's allegations, the BJP termed it a result of frustration.

“He is fading from Delhi politics and that is why such tweets are being posted by Kejriwal,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI.

Another BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh said that Kejriwal is lying and misleading the people.

Currently, President's rule has been imposed in Delhi.

Arvind Kejriwal had resigned as chief minister on February 14, 2014 after running short of support to pass Jan Lokpal Bill.

In the assembly elections held last year, BJP had won 31 seats in the 70-member house while the AAP emerged victorious in 28 seats.