New Delhi, Jan 29: The Election Commission on Sunday has directed officials in Goa to take necessary legal action to be initiated by filing an FIR/complaint against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for statements on & after 8 Jan in Goa.
Also, EC has stated that compliance report regarding legal action on Arvind Kejriwal should be sent to the Commission latest by 3.00 PM on 31 Jan.
Earlier, the Election Commission had censured Arvind Kejriwal for his bribery remarks at a poll rally in Goa on January 8. In all his four speeches at various rallies in Goa last weekend, Kejriwal had said that people should not just accept Rs 5,000 but demand Rs 10,000 from politicians keen on offering money but vote for AAP.
Aam Aadmi Party chief while addressing an election rally in Benaulim constituency had told voters, "If Congress or BJP candidates offer money, do not refuse it. Accept it as it is your own money and there is nothing wrong in getting it back. If they do not offer money, go to their offices and ask for it. But, when it comes to voting, press the button against the name of the AAP candidate.
Goa goes to polls on February 4. The BJP had filed a complaint against Kejriwal following his comments, accusing him of violating the Model Code of Conduct.