Delhi HC issue notice to Kejriwal, EC on Kiran Walia's plea

Acting on a petition filed by Congress' candidate from New Delhi seat Kiran Walia questioning the legality of Arvind Kejriwal's candidature from the seat - as he is a resident of Uttar Pradesh – the Delhi High Court, Monday, issued a notice to Kejriwal and the election commission.

Last Updated: Feb 02, 2015, 12:37 PM IST

New Delhi: Acting on a petition filed by Congress' candidate from New Delhi seat Kiran Walia questioning the legality of Arvind Kejriwal's candidature from the seat - as he is a resident of Uttar Pradesh – the Delhi High Court, Monday, issued a notice to Kejriwal and the election commission.

Walia alleged that AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal has been giving his wrong residence address because he wished to become an elector from Delhi. She added that he has committed a fraud by submitting a false affidavit to the Election Commission that he is a permanent resident of B K Dutt Colony.

She further said that the matter has been reported to the Election Commission and that Kejriwal’s name should be removed from the electoral list and a probe should be ordered into the matter.

Earlier, Walia had alleged that Kejriwal had not mentioned the criminal case pending against him in the poll affidavit, hence it should be rejected.

The BJP and Congress have also demanded cancellation of Arvind Kejriwal's nomination and complained to the Election Commission against the AAP chief for alleged violation of model code of conduct.

While BJP slammed Kejriwal for "defaming" the party by accusing it of bribing voters before the election, Congress charged him with "cheating" the people by declaring a false address in the nomination papers.

Delhi will vote to elect members of its 70-member assembly on Feb 7. Results will be out on Feb 10.