Assembly Elections: Kejriwal calls Modi a shameless dictator, alleges PM trying to get AAP de-registered
Earlier, the Income Tax department had asked the Election Commission to cancel Aam Aadmi Party�s (AAP) status as a political party and a trust, alleging that the party has filed �false and fabricated� audit reports on donations over Rs 27 crore.
With hours left to begin assembly elections in Punjab and Goa, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “shameless dictator”, alleging that he was trying to get Aam Aadmi Party deregistered.
Referring to the latest move by Income Tax department against AAP, Kejriwal said the government was doing it because the BJP was headed for a defeat at the hands of his party in the Punjab and Goa elections.
Earlier, the Income Tax department had asked the Election Commission to cancel Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) status as a political party and a trust, alleging that the party has filed “false and fabricated” audit reports on donations over Rs 27 crore.
According to the IT department, AAP had filed “false and fabricated” audit reports in 2013-14 and 2014-15stated that that the "registration of AAP as a trust and as a party could be revisited and cancelled”.
Responding to the news, Kejriwal tweeted, "losing badly in Goa n Punjab, he (PM Modi) tries to de-register the winning party 24 hours before elections. Shameless dictator.”
Modiji's dirty tricks. Losing badly in Goa n Punjab, he tries to de-register the winning party 24 hrs before elections. Shameless dictator https://t.co/XMSdXj1OSg
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 3, 2017
Raghav Chadha, AAP national treasurer, earlier said they are trembling with fear because people in Punjab and Goa both are overwhelmingly voting for AAP and a humiliating defeat is staring at them in the face, DNA reported.
“They have pressed the panic button in desperation. People… will teach them a lesson by overwhelmingly pressing the ‘jharu’ (AAP’s poll symbol broom) button,” Raghav Chadha was quoted as saying.
Reports suggest that AAP, which is running the government in Delhi, is making chances in Punjab and Goa this time. In Punjab, AAP is battling with a triangular contest with Congress and the SAD-BJP alliance, while in Goa AAP is hoping to improve its position against ruling BJP.