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Delhi polls: EC registers 219 FIRs for violation of model code, AAP tops the list

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 10:13

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: While the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) promises of cleansing the system if it is voted to power in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, 79 FIRs registered have been against it for alleged violations of the model code of conduct in the national capital.

The Delhi Election Commission has registered 219 FIRs against various political parties for alleged violation of model code of conduct in the city.

According to the Commission`s data, 219 FIRs have been registered since October 4, when the model code came into effect with the announcement of the election schedule.

While the AAP has 79 FIRs against it, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) follows with 56 cases, The Congress has 53 cases against it, 21 against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and 26 against all other political parties.

The cases are registered under various sections of the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Properties (DPDP) Act, Representation of People (RP) Act and Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act.

AAP on Monday complained with the Delhi Election Commission that delay in giving No Objection Certificates for holding public meeting and arbitrary change in norms of the model code of conduct have hit the party`s campaign hard.

Senior lawyer and AAP leader Prashant Bhushan yesterday met Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vijay Dev to air his party`s grievances.

Bhushan alleged in the name of implementing the model code authorities were imposing too many restrictions like ban on sticking posters on auto-rickshaws and houses of volunteers and publicising slogans on T-shirts and caps.=

With PTI inputs

First Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 10:13
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