New Delhi: A criminal complaint against the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was dismissed by a Delhi court. The complaint alleged that the CM instigated the voters to take bribes from other political parties. Although he still asked them to vote for AAP.
Metropolitan Magistrate Babru Bhan dismissed the plea seeking prosecution of Kejriwal, saying that no offence was made out against him.
“The accused (Kejriwal) has not offered any gratification to the voters (to vote) in favour of his party. He has merely stated that allurements are generally offered by some parties, if offered this time, do not refuse the same but vote in favour of his party.
“He himself has not offered any gratification in lieu of casting votes in favour of his party,” magistrate Bhan said in his order.
The complaint was filed by Ikrant Sharma, who alleged that the AAP leader by making such a statement violated the model code of conduct and instigated the public to accept bribes from politicians.
The complaint was filed in February 2015, the month Kejriwal led his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to a sweeping win in the Delhi assembly elections. His party won 67 seats out of total 70 seats in Delhi state assembly.(IANS)