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EC sends notice to BJP Delhi chief for derogatory post about Arvind Kejriwal

The Election Commission of India on Tuesday sent a notice to Bharatiya Janata Party’s Delhi unit chief Virendraa Sachdeva for sharing allegedly derogatory posts about Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on BJP’s official social media handles.

The post was a satirical video that purported to depict a day in the life of the Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor. video consisted of a voice-over referring to a regular day in Kejriwal’s life and included references to allegations made by the BJP about the alleged liquor policy scam.

In its notice to Sachdeva on Tuesday, the Election Commission asked the Delhi BJP president to explain the statements made in the social media posts by November 23 at 8 pm.

“The Commission is prima facie of the view that the tweet and the post mentioned in aforesaid complaint violate the provisions of the model code of conduct read with relevant election and penal laws”, the notice said.

On November 16, Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha filed a complaint against Sachdeva with the polling body.

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