New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A day prior to the assembly election in the national capital, Election Commission on Friday issued a notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for tweeting a video in the run-up of the polls.

The Election Commission in its notice to Kejriwal said that the video posted by him on his official Twitter account on February 3 was a violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). The election body has also asked him to respond to the notice by 5 pm tomorrow.

In its notice, the Election Commission said prima facie it of the view that by uploading the controversial video on Twitter, Arvind Kejriwal has "violated the Model Code of Conduct and the Representation of the People Act".

The poll body's action came on the basis of a complaint filed by the BJP. In its complaint, the BJP accused Arvind Kejriwal of tweeting a video "with the intention of gaining votes by aggravating existing differences/creating mutual hatred/causing tension between religious communities in violation of the Model Code of Conduct".

The notice to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal came a day after the Election Commission served a notice to UP CM Yogi Adityanath for violating the Model Code of Conduct during his campaign rally in New Delhi. Yogi Adityanath, during his speech in the national capital, had said that “Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was feeding biryani to Shaheen Bagh protesters”.

In its letter, the poll body told Yogi Adityanath that "prima facie you have violated the provision of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC)... therefore the Commission gives you an opportunity to explain your position... on or before 5 pm on February 7, 2020".

The Election Commission also served a notice to AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Thursday for allegedly "making distorted and unverified allegations against the Bharatiya Janata Party in an interview with ANI."

"The Commission has received a complaint from the BJP wherein it has been alleged that you (Singh) have made distorted and unverified allegations against the BJP in an interview to the ANI," said the ECI in a notice to Singh.

Voting in Delhi is scheduled to take place on Saturday, tomorrow from 8 am till 6 pm and the results will be declared on February 11.  

Posted By: Talib Khan