Will soon provide evidence against Satish Upadhyay: Arvind Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Jan 18: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that his party will soon provide evidence to prove their allegations against BJP Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay.

"The Election Commission wants evidence and we will provide that to them soon," Kejriwal was quoted as saying in media reports.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal

Meanwhile, the Election Commission on Sunday issued a showcause notice to Arvind 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 city.

The EC gave the former Delhi Chief Minister time till 3 PM on January 20 to respond to the showcause, failing which the poll body will take a decision without any further reference to him.

[Kejriwal steps up attack on Delhi BJP chief]

EC referred to a complaint by BJP state unit president Satish Upadhyay in which he had alleged that in a press conference the AAP leader had claimed that that BJP is trying to incite communal violence in Delhi and has spread communal violence in Trilokpuri and Nandnagri and is also trying to do so in Nangloi and Bawana.

The EC also referred to his alleged remarks that BJP is also responsible for attacks on churches in Delhi. The EC said it is prima facie of the view that by making the statement, "you (Kejriwal) have violated the provision of sub-para (1) of para I of Model Code of Conduct."

It reminded Kejriwal of provision in the Model Code of Conduct which provides that "no party or candidate shall indulge in any activity which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic".

Kejriwal had accused Upadhyay of being part of a company that supplies electricity meters to the power distribution company, BSES. The Delhi BJP president had responded with a defamation notice.

OneIndia News

(With agency inputs)

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