New Delhi, Feb 2: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may face serious trouble as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to move Election Commission (EC) complaining against one ad campaign on Arvind Kejriwal and his gotra or caste.
In one ad campaign ahead of assembly election in Delhi, BJP uses the term "upadravi (nuisance causing) gotra. In the cartoon-based ad, Kejriwal is shown as threatening to disrupt the Republic Day parade one year and asking for a VIP pass for the next year's parade.
BJP's decision to release the ad came just days after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's decision of focusing on "positive campaign only." [BJP's ad on Kejriwal and Anna annoyed top party leaders: Report]
The party is reported to have its workers to focus on positive campaigning after senior leaders Arun Jaitley and Dharmendra Pradhan revised one ad campaign in which Kejriwal was seen taking false promises.
While Kejriwal was shown making false promises in the name of his children and taking support of the Congress to form government in Delhi after the Dec 2013 election, it also showed a garlanded photo of Anna Hazare. [Delhi Election 2015: Complete Coverage]
Insisting on "positive campaign", Jaitley recently claimed that AAP was born out of negative politics but the BJP should refrain from the same.
Following the latest ad campaign by BJP, Kejriwal on Monday, Feb 2 chided, "The BJP targeted my children in their ad, but I kept quiet, didn't react."
"...the BJP has been launching personal attacks on me through their ads, but today they referred to the entire Agarwal Samaj as 'Updravi'," he added.
Meanwhile, another AAP leader Ashutosh said that they would move the Election Commission if BJP does not remove the ad and apologise.
Assembly election in Delhi is scheduled to be held on Feb 7 and the counting will be held on Feb 10, 2015.