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BJP petitions EC for cancelling Aam Admi Party’s registration

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New Delhi: Delhi BJP today filed a petition before the Election Commission of India seeking deregistration of Aam Admi Party for “violation” of Model Code of Conduct and Representation of Peoples Act.

Ashwini Upadhyay, a spokesperson of Delhi BJP, has filed the petition before the ECI for deregistering AAP for not “fulfilling” its poll promises of passing Janlokpal Bill and Swaraj Bill, in violation of Model Code of Conduct and Representation of the Peoples Act, 1951.

“During entire election campaigns in 2015 and 2013, AAP leaders including present Chief Minister of Delhi promised to pass Janlokpal and Swaraj Bill within 15 days if AAP gets full majority but after coming to power, AAP government is conveniently ignoring both Bills,” he said in his petition before ECI.

Janlokpal Bill and and Swaraj Bill were part of AAP manifestos in 2015 and 2013 but despite the thumping 96 per cent majority in Delhi assembly, both Bills are not enacted into law, he said.

Delhi Cabinet passed Janlokapl Bill on February 3 and Swaraj Bill on February 13, 2014 and both Bills are property of Assembly. There is no constitutional or legal impediment in passing them, he stated in his petition.

Upadhyay claimed to be actively associated with Janlokpal movement of India Against Corruption.

“Petitioner is one of the founder member of Aam Aadmi Party and had been National Council member too. During the 2013 Delhi state election, petitioner was authorised signatory of AAP for election related matters,” Upadhyay stated in his petition.

Upadhyay had joined the BJP in last November.