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Punjab elections 2022: CEO recommends FIR against AAP's Arvind Kejriwal for poll code violation

By Jasleen Kaur -- February 19, 2022 5:43 pm

Chandigarh, February 19: Following a complaint by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, has ordered the registration of an FIR against AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He has been accused of violating the model code of conduct enforced in the run-up to the Punjab Assembly elections 2022 and making false and frivolous allegations against other parties.

Earlier, the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, had served notices on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress for violations in videos telecasted/uploaded by the parties ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections 2022.

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Notably, Arshdeep Singh Kler, spokesperson for the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), had raised objections to the video uploaded/telecasted on various social media platforms and TV  channels.

The EC had also taken strong exception to “unapproved video massage” of Aam Admi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal making an appeal to voters of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and directed to immediately stop the broadcast of the video on all social media and TV channels.

Punjab elections 2022: CEO recommends FIR against AAP's Arvind Kejriwal for poll code violation   In the notice, the CEO had said it had come to their notice that a video containing an appeal by Arvind Kejriwal to SAD voters not to give their votes to the party had been uploaded by the Punjab unit of the AAP.

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The script of the video was not the same which was approved by the state-level media certification and monitoring committees (MCMC). Some of the content included in the video was not approved by the committee which was “sheer violation” of the model code of conduct and its guidelines.

Punjab elections 2022: CEO recommends FIR against AAP's Arvind Kejriwal for poll code violation   -PTC News

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