The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to the CBI to register a case of cheating and corruption against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for misleading the voters by making ‘false promises’ in the election manifesto.
A division bench of acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Sidharth Mridul asked the petitioner to lodge a cheating case in a police station instead.
Advocate M L Sharma had approached the Delhi High Court, alleging that the Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had “misled Delhi citizens by making false promises in the election manifesto in their bid to enjoy power and benefits”.
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Filing the petition, advocate Sharma said that the Home Ministry should have taken suo motu action and ordered FIR against AAP under Section 420 of IPC, for making poll promises which cannot be realised.
On this, the bench queried whether it is wrong to make promises during election campaign, to which the petitioner replied, “They should not make a promise which they do not have the power to enforce or implement.”
The court had earlier sought the Centre’s assistance in hearing the plea.
(Wih PTI inputs)