Breach of Election Rules by Mr. Kejriwal

28th November, 2013
New Delhi

The Chief Election Commission of India
Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi

Sub:- Breach of Election Rules by Mr. Kejriwal.

Sir,
I am bringing it to your kind notice that several parties have been violating the Code of Conduct and the mandatory rules relating to elections and enrolment of the voters.
1.    This is to bring to your kind notice that Election Commission of India had given de facto recognition to a newly formed group, Aam Admi Party by allotting uniform symbol to the party even when the party had never entered any election fray. The party had not completed even nine months as a registered party with the Election Commission of India when it was given an independent election symbol. This itself amounted to violation of rule and utter discrimination by the Election Commission of India itself.
2.    The J&K National Panthers Party attained its recognition in 1984 and had its reserved symbol ‘bicycle’. The Election Commission of India in its order freezed its election symbol, ‘bicycle’ during 1996 Assembly election in J&K. This is a contrast to the rule of law established by the Election Commission itself.
3.    Alloting an independent symbol to a party which has yet to be baptized in the election showed that Election Commission of India has different yardsticks for different political parties in different states.
4.    It was this leadership of Aam Admi Party which hijacked a great revolution to eliminate corruption in the society by infiltrating into the anti-corruption movement launched by Shri Anna Hazare. This so-called combination of some NGOs naturally minted money in India and abroad hijacked entire anti-corruption movement at the behest of vested interests with the money its leadership had raised in the name of anti-corruption movement, a political party was flouted with blessings of the echelons of power as well as the Election Commission of India.
5.    This party set up the candidates, some of them had not paid electricity bills and disconnected their legitimate connections. Took power by illegal connections fixed with the electricity poles in the capital. This issue was raised before the Returning Officers but no cognizance was taken. The Election Commission also decided to keep quiet on the issue.
6.    It is on record that the Chief of Aam Admi Party, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal has flouted Section 17 & 18 of the Representation of People Act, 1951 which has a clear mandate that one person can be registered as a voter only in one place. Mr. Kejriwal, the Chief of Aam Admi Party has registered himself in different places. As reported in the Hindu dated 28.11.2013 that Shri Arvind Kejriwal was registered a voter of Kaushambi in Ghaziabad (U.P.), Seemapuri and New Delhi Assembly Constituencies (both in Delhi).
7.    It appears from the reports that Election Commission has been supporting Mr. Kejriwal to save him from illegal act for registering his name three times. It is strange that Chief Nodal Officer in the Delhi Election Department, Ankur Garg is more interested to move Kejriwal’s name to ASD (Absenteem Shifted and Dead Voter List) instead of taking appropriate cognizance in the matter. This is very important to note that Mr. Kejriwal had violated Section 17 & 18 of the Representation of People Act, 1951 and the Election Commission of India has failed to take appropriate action in this regard.
8.    Mr. Kejriwal has been acting as echelon of power before even entering the election battlefield, definitely, he has been enjoying support of some hidden power within the administration.
9.    It is highly intriguing that some vested interests within the Election Commission of India have been, in fact, abetting the wrong doings of Mr. Kejriwal when Election Commission has not received official report of Delhi Electoral Officer, the Election Commission has given the verdict in advance saying that, “There seems to be some communication gap among the official which will be found out.” Mr. Kejriwal has failed to make an honest statement regarding his other registrations as a voter in some other constituencies when he filled in Form-6.
10.    I am taking this liberty to reproduce three paragraphs from the Hindu dated 28.11.2013 which deserve to be answered to every citizen of this country in the interest of democracy and credibility of Election Commission of India itself that, “The Election Commission has prima-facie found that Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal was not at fault in the issue involving his name being found in the electoral rolls of Kaushambi (in Ghaziabad), Seemapuri and New Delhi Assembly constituencies (both in Delhi).
“Though we are yet to receive the official report of the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer, according to our information, Mr. Kejriwal had indeed mentioned, while applying for inclusion of his name in the electoral roll using Form 6, that he was a voter in the earlier place of residence. There seems to be some communication gap among the officials which will be found out,” a senior EC official told The Hindu on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Chief Nodal Officer in the Delhi election department, Ankur Garg, said Mr. Kejriwal’s name would be moved to ASD (Absentee, Shifted and Dead Voter List) in East District’s Seemapuri area so that his name was not used by any one else for bogus voting.
He made it clear that Mr. Kejriwal had indeed applied for inclusion of his name in the New Delhi Assembly constituency voters’ list but his name could not be removed from the Seemapuri list due to a technical glitch. “Since the electoral rolls were frozen on November 16 and Mr. Kejriwal’s request came in a day later we could not remove his name from the Seemapuri list,” Mr. Garg said. It will be deleted as soon as the election was over, he added.
I am making this representation to the Election Commission of India and its Chief Election Commissioner who is a man of great integrity that rule of law should not be allowed to became casualty in front of the political hawkers who can flout the rules and mandate of law to create anarchy in the society. Law must be allowed to remain a rule in the interest of democracy. Mr. Kejriwal has lost his right to be a candidate in the NCT of Delhi election in 2013.
Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

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Bhim Singh
Chief Patron