A grievance has been lodged by police towards Aam Aadmi Social gathering's (AAP) Delhi convener Gopal Rai for organising a public assembly in Connaught Place allegedly with out permission from the authorities, officers stated Sunday.
Police have been knowledgeable by the flying squad of the Delhi ballot panel concerning the assembly held on Saturday, following which the grievance was registered.
Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi), confirmed that a 'kalandra' (a proper grievance lodged in case of a non-cognisable offence) was filed on Saturday towards Rai, who can also be a minister within the Delhi authorities, underneath the Delhi Police Act for allegedly violating the mannequin code of conduct.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari tweeted concerning the incident on Saturday.
"Violation of mannequin code of conduct by AAP. Minister Gopal Rai was caught alongside together with his staff canvassing with out permission. Even the election materials that they had had not been cleared by the EC."
Hitting out, AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj stated, "we want sometime a flying squad suo moto registers instances towards BJP leaders too".
"Until now, all instances have been registered after lot of follow-ups with the Election Fee. EC has but not taken name on a number of violations by Gautam Gambhir. We once more demand Gautam Gambhir to be banned from campaigning for 72 hours," he added.
A grievance was earlier filed towards Gambhir, the BJP's candidate from East Delhi, for holding a public assembly in Jangpura allegedly with out permission on Thursday.