Kejriwal to challenge EC order against him for violating Model Code of Conduct

New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 : The Election Commission of India on Saturday censured Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for violating the Model Code of Conduct for his bribe remark, while addressing an election rally in Goa, after the commission found the latter's reply unconvincing.

The Election Commission observed that Kejriwal had made remarks to the effect of promoting bribery to the electors in a public meeting in Goa.

However, Kejriwal did not deny making the statements in his reply and stated that he neither offered any bribe nor promoted the electors to accept any monetary benefit.

The Election Commission also warned Kejriwal and said that stern action will be taken against him if he violates Model Code of Conduct again.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal took to his social Twitter handle and said, that he would challenge Election Commission 's order in court.

"EC order against me completely wrong. Lower court gave order in my favor. EC ignored court's order. Will challenge EC's latest order in court," he tweeted. Earlier this month, while addressing an election rally in Goa's Benaulim, Kejriwal said that voters in Goa should accept money from the BJP and the Congress but cast their votes for the AAP.

"If Congress or BJP candidates offer money, do not refuse it. Accept it as your own money. But when it comes to voting, press the button against the name of the AAP candidate," he said. Kejriwal had also been warned earlier for making similar remarks during Delhi Assembly elections..

Source: ANI