Election Commission orders FIR against Arvind Kejriwal for poll bribe remarks

The EC said, 'necessary legal action be initiated by filing an FIR/complaint against Arvind Kejriwal for statements on and after 8 January in Goa."

Election Commission orders FIR against Arvind Kejriwal for poll bribe remarks

The Election Commission has ordered an FIR be filed against Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi party convener Arvind Kejriwal for his comments about bribes at a rally in poll-bound Goa earlier this month.

The EC said, 'necessary legal action be initiated by filing an FIR/complaint against Arvind Kejriwal for statements on and after 8 January in Goa."

The EC also said that a compliance report regarding legal action on Kejriwal must be sent to it by 3.00 PM , January 31, at the latest.


Kejriwal had reportedly told the voters to take money from the BJP and the Congress but vote for Aam Aadmi Party in the assembly elections. At the January 8 rally, the Delhi chief minister also told the voters to ask for Rs 10,000 when offered Rs 5,000 by workers of rival parties and to accept only new currency notes.

The EC warned that his comments were an exhortation to accept bribes. It added that if he doesn't stop making such statements, it would derecognise AAP.

Last week, he infuriated the EC by asking if he could repeat his comments on bribes.

"I hope you (the EC) will review the issue and will allow me repeat my comments," he said in a letter to the EC.