From over a several days, people in Delhi have been receiving mysterious telephone calls saying that their names were ejected from the voters list by BJP but Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has got it back again. Initially only common people complained of receiving such calls, but now even a BJP leader, Vijay Goel has claimed of receiving a call saying that his own party had got his name removed from the voters list, but CM Kejriwal brought it back.
The BJP has accused Aam Aadmi Party and it’s supremo Arvind Kejriwal of being behind the phone calls. Vijay Goel, who has also been a former President of the Party’s Delhi unit, lodged a police complaint against Arvind Kejriwal. Goel alleged that he received the phone call around five days ago.
Previously, Akali Dal MLA, Majinder Singh Sirsa had released recording of a similar phone call involving one of his acquaintances. Following this and several other complaints, In a letter written to the Delhi Police Commissioner on February 2, Election Officer Manoj Kumar said that they have various written complaints in this regard, and prima facie it appears that the matter needs to be thoroughly investigated.
Meanwhile, the AAP o of Friday claimed the Election Commission agreed to its demand of keeping the Delhi Police out of a probe into BJP allegations that the ruling party hired call centres for making “misleading” calls to voters.
A joint meeting between an AAP delegation, Delhi Police and EC was held after a party workers’ protest outside the poll panel office here. AAP members, led by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, alleged that “politically motivated and illegal” raids were being conducted on call centres hired by the party to make people aware that their names had been deleted from voters’ lists.
After over three hours of protest, Sisodia and AAP’s Lok Sabha poll candidates Atishi and Raghav Chadha were called by the EC for the joint meeting.