New Delhi: The AAP has alleged that the nomination papers of BJP candidate Ramesh Bidhuri from the southern Delhi parliamentary constituency have been accepted by election officials illegally. The party will challenge it in the Delhi High Court.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday, AAP candidate from the South Delhi seat Raghav Chadha will challenge the decision of the election officer in the high court. The party accused the election officer of neglecting the shortcomings found in the nomination papers of Bidhuri and said that the matter was befitting for a legal challenge in the court.
AAP candidate Chadha had demanded the cancellation of Bidhuri’s nomination first by registering his objection with the Election Commission, citing technical flaws in the papers.
Similarly, AAP’s candidate from East Delhi, Atishi, lodged a complaint against BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir’s nomination papers, referring to things that were “amiss” in the form.
I will be moving the Delhi High Court against wrongful acceptance of nomination papers of BJP's South Delhi Candidate, Ramesh Bidhuri, by the Returning Officer. Mr.Bidhuri has concealed crucial information including pending criminal cases against him. pic.twitter.com/Su2Wgx39jj
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) April 24, 2019
AAP’s allegation against Bidhuri
The AAP said that Bidhuri did not mention criminal cases registered against him, especially in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, in paragraph no. 5 in the nomination papers. The party has accused Bidhuri of concealing facts related to insurance investment and income tax.
Not only this, the AAP has alleged that the BJP candidate from South Delhi has given false information about the income of his wife in the affidavit. The party cited Bidhuri’s response to the EC and said that he accepted the fact that he had an FIR registered against him in a criminal case and said that he would inform the voters about it.
Bidhuri has submitted in his reply to the election officer that, while filing his nomination papers, he was not aware of the FIR lodged against him in Bihar. The officer rejected the objections filed on his nomination based on the reply of Bidhuri and accepted the nomination papers. The AAP candidate will challenge the decision of the officer in the high court.
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