Goa polls 2017: Arvind Kejriwal asks Election Commission to take action against Manohar Parrikar
The BJP leader's comment came at a day when the Election Commission ordered its officials in Goa to file a FIR against Kejriwal for making similar remarks
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a series of tweets, has dared Election Commission to take action against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his alleged remarks similar to that which put the AAP leader in trouble with the election body.
According to IANS, Parrikar told a small gathering at Chimbel near Panaji: "...I understand if someone organises a rally and you take Rs. 500 for moving around with (the candidate), that is not a problem. But when you vote, choose the lotus (BJP's poll symbol). This you must remember."
The BJP leader's comment came at a day when the Election Commission ordered its officials in Goa to file a FIR against Kejriwal for making similar remarks.
Kejriwal had said at a rally in Benaulim earlier this month: "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."
Referring to news reports about Parrikar's statements, Kejriwal asked to initiate action against the Defence Minister in tweets directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office and the Poll body.
I urge PMO to allow EC to act against Parrikar. https://t.co/kAl9mrEx5q
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 30, 2017
"Will EC dare take action against Manohar Parrikar?" he said in one tweet.
"I urge PMO to allow EC to act against Parrikar," he said in another tweet.
The AAP convenor re-tweeted several posts from his party colleagues and functionaries.
Goa will go to vote on February 4 for a new 40-seat assembly.