New Delhi, Jan 20: As the battle for Delhi Assembly polls intensifies, political parties are also found violating model code of conduct at a brisk pace with Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) topping the table.
Eight cases were slapped against the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the rest against other political parties.
The embarrassment comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a veiled attack at AAP, during his rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, and called it a party of anarchists.
Only yesterday, the Congress asked the Election Commission to take criminal action against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's bribe remark.
Kejriwal, during a public gathering, on Sunday had appealed to people to "accept money doled out by both the Congress and the BJP but cast votes for AAP" in the Delhi assembly elections Feb 7. Taking strong exception to the AAP convenor's remarks, Congress complained to poll panel chief HS Brahma and said the statement made by Kejriwal was in "clear violation of model code of conduct".
In the complaint, the Congress said, "The statement cannot simply be described as irresponsible but has to be viewed with utmost seriousness and gravity to even take criminal actions against him for the purity for electoral process."
"It is totally derogatory and scandalising. By making such statement, apart from instigating people to indulge in bribe and corruption, he (Kejriwal) has maligned the democratic institution and the process," said the letter.
Earlier last week, acting upon a complaint by BJP Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay the EC had issued a notice to AAP chief, regarding a media briefing that Kejriwal held against him earlier this week.
(With inputs from IANS)