New Delhi, Jan 18: Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, Jan 18 landed in a new controversy. The national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) asked Delhi voters to accept money as bribe from both Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Kejriwal asked voters to take money from other political parties but to vote for AAP in the upcoming assembly election which has been scheduled to be held on Feb 7.
During an election rally at Uttam Nagar constituency, Kejriwal was quoted as saying, "I appeal to the people of Delhi to accept bribes from Congress and BJP. The money they will pay you for votes is money they have stolen from us. Take bribes from the Congress and BJP, but vote for AAP."
Creating the new controversy, Kejriwal highlighted the use of money power in the elections to garner votes. Kejriwal's latest statement came just a day after Election Commission's move of slapping a show-cause notice to him. [Read: Kejriwal slapped with show cause notice by EC on BJP complaint]
The EC slapped the notice on Kejriwal for "prima facie" violating the Model Code of Conduct with his remarks alleging that BJP is trying to incite communal violence in the capital.
The EC gave the former Delhi Chief Minister time till 3 PM on Jan 20 to respond to the showcause, failing which the poll body will take a decision without any further reference to him.