Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: BJP serves defamation notice to AAP for tweeting Manoj Tiwari's edited video, seeks Rs 500 cr in damage
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Ahead of the much-awaited assembly elections in Delhi, the Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday served a defamation notice to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for his party's theme song ‘Lage Raho Kejriwal’, in which the Delhi government has used the clippings of the songs of Bhojpuri films featuring Delhi BJP President and MP Manoj Tiwari.
The BJP had sought a Rs 500 crore defamation notice for damages. The Legal and Legislative Department of the saffron party has also made a complaint to the Election Commission of India (ECI) in this context.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the BJP said that the AAP is disappointed because they are not getting support from the public and that is why indulging in such activities.
“Delhi BJP President Tiwari said that Kejriwal is giving proof of his cheap politics by using the clippings and pictures of films which I had done as an artist previously. Who has given the right to AAP to broadcast my photos in their theme song?,” the BJP said in a statement.
“Does not Kejriwal know that no one can use the photos of other artists in a commercial way without their permission? In view of his possible defeat in the Assembly Elections, he is so much frustrated that he is using photos and videos of children, workers, women in the advertisements,” it added.
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The AAP on January 11 had launched theme song ‘Lage Raho Kejriwal’, saying that “this song is so good that even Sir Manoj Tiwari is also dancing on it”.
Delhi Assembly polls will be held on February 8 and the counting of votes will take place on February 11. In 2015, AAP won 67 seats, BJP got three seats and the ongress drew a blank.
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