New Delhi: A political row has triggered after Aam Aadmi Social gathering’s Surat East Meeting candidate Kanchan Jariwala withdrew his nomination from Gujarat Elections. The Election Fee on Wednesday requested the Gujarat chief electoral officer to inquire and take motion “as warranted” into the allegations of the Aam Aadmi Social gathering that its Surat (East) candidate was coerced into withdrawing from the ballot fray. A four-member delegation of AAP led by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met the Fee officers this night and handed over a illustration after holding a protest outdoors the EC workplace right here. AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia alleged that the BJP ‘kidnapped’ the AAP MP and pressured him to withdraw his nomination.
AAP has demanded that the election course of within the constituency be placed on maintain until an neutral inquiry is held into the matter.
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AAP additionally alleged that Jariwala was kidnapped on the behest of the BJP, which “feared” defeat on the seat within the Gujarat meeting election. An EC spokesperson mentioned AAP’s illustration has been despatched to the CEO in Gujarat to inquire and take “motion as warranted”. Sisodia claimed that Jariwala was nonetheless “lacking” and his life was at risk.
Delhi | Our candidate from Surat (East) from Gujarat, Kanchan Jariwala has simply been dropped at Returning Officer’s workplace. He was circled by over 500 policemen & is now being pressured to take his nomination again: AAP chief Manish Sisodia https://t.co/BZjrlYhZZ2 pic.twitter.com/Bz6wXdF3pJ
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Nevertheless, Surat metropolis BJP president Niranjan Zanzmera refuted the allegations and mentioned the AAP ought to “care for its personal home.”
Jariwala additionally issued a video assertion through which he purportedly mentioned he withdrew his nomination with none stress and had adopted his conscience after the folks of his constituency labelled him “anti-national” and “anti-Gujarat” for contesting the election from AAP.
The AAP illustration urged the ballot panel to not settle for Jariwala’s software for withdrawal of the nomination, claiming it was obtained below ‘menace and coercion’. Urgent for an inquiry, Sisodia demanded that if the BJP is discovered complicit, the election within the meeting seat needs to be rescheduled.
The BJP first tried to get the nomination rejected by placing frivolous objections and tried to affect the proposers of the candidate by menace and coercion to backtrack their signatures on the nomination papers of AAP candidate, Sisodia alleged whereas talking to reporters.
Elections to the 182-member Gujarat Meeting can be held in two phases on December 1 and 5 and the counting of votes can be on December 8.
Voting in Surat (East) seat can be held within the first section.
(With ANI inputs)