AAP in more trouble; now PIL questioning election affidavit

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Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 22: There is more trouble for AAP round the corner. A PIL was filed today before the Delhi High Court, accusing the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of providing incorrect information in the election affidavit.

The PIL was slapped by an NGO, which urged the quashing of Kejriwal's nomination for filing an illegal affidavit before the Election Commission. The court, however, refused to comply and directed it to move to the appropriate magisterial court.

Meanwhile, the counsel of the Election Commission said that providing false information or hiding something in an election affidavit is a criminal offence under S 125 Representation of People's Act. The court reminded that voters can file an election petition on this basis.

The Delhi Police, meanwhile, lodged an FIR against unknown persons in connection with Kejriwal's 30 hrs 'dharna' outside the Rail Bhavan. The 'dharna' saw the party blocking roads and important centers, leading to a violent scuffle with the police, which led to the injury of 31 people.

Kejriwal has been sleeping on the road and attending cabinet meetings in the car for the last 2 days until the protest was called off after two police officers were sent on leave in partial compliance to the demands of the party.

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