Arvind Kejriwal is not a Delhi resident, says NGO

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New Delhi, Jan 15: Ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, an NGO has claimed that AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal is not resident of Delhi. The NGO, Maulik Bharat Trust, has also challenged his application for a change of address from Tilak Marg to BK Dutt colony.

According to Times of India report, the NGO has in fact written to the Chief Election Commission urging it not to issue AAP chief a voter ID from BK Dutt colony.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal

The report says that the NGO wrote a letter to CEC on January 13, 2015 challenging Kejriwal's application for change of address. It has been reported that few days back, AAP had filed an application in which Kejriwal had applied for a change of address from Tilak Marg to Vittalbhai Patel House on Rafi Marg. But, that was cancelled by EC on January 9 following which the party filed a fresh application on the same day.

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"Kejriwal has declared to have shifted from the address of assembly constituency 40 (New Delhi), Part No 111 at serial no 515. The application was rejected by your office. In the fresh application filed by Kejriwal, he claims to be an 'ordinarily resident' of K 87, B K Dutt Colony (Karbala), Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The various notices served before and the documents of the UP Police confirming he is a resident of Ghaziabad, UP substantiate that he under no stretch of imagination is an ordinary resident of New Delhi," NGO's letter to CEC has been quoted as saying in the media report.

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AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal contested last Assembly polls as a registered voter of 41, Hanuman Road, which was party's headquarters at that time. Soon after becoming Chief Minister, he shifted to Tilak Lane. But after resigning, he vacated the house and shifted to Girnar Apartments in Kaushambi which has been allotted to his wife.

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