Bribery remark row: Arvind Kejriwal cites Captain Amarinder Singh, Manohar Parrikar speeches to EChttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/bribery-remark-row-arvind-kejriwal-cites-captain-amarinder-singh-manohar-parrikar-speeches-to-ec-4499822/

Bribery remark row: Arvind Kejriwal cites Captain Amarinder Singh, Manohar Parrikar speeches to EC

He went on to cite media reports that show similar statements made by senior BJP and Congress leaders.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI File Photo)

Responding to the EC’s directive to lodge a criminal case against him for allegedly promoting bribery in a speech, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has written to the commission, citing examples of similar statements made by Congress CM candidate in Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Kejriwal also wrote that in its ‘enthusiasm and promptness’, the EC ignored a Delhi court’s ruling to set aside an FIR against him on similar charges in January last year.

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He went on to cite media reports that show similar statements made by senior BJP and Congress leaders. “If an FIR is being lodged against me, then I hope the EC will try to get permission from the Prime Minister Office to lodge similar cases against the other leaders,” Kejriwal wrote. ENS

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