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Delhi LG Slams Kejriwal For Endorsing 'Concocted, Misleading' Claims By AAP Minister Ahead Of Voting In Delhi: All About It

Kuldeep Negi

May 25, 2024, 08:23 AM | Updated 08:23 AM IST

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (Pic Via Twitter)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (Pic Via Twitter)

Ahead of the sixth phase voting for Lok Sabha elections, Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena on Saturday (25 May) slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for attempting to 'mislead' voters.

In a post in Hindi on X late Friday (24 May) night, AAP Minister Atishi said, “Information has been received that the Delhi Lt Governor today ordered Delhi Police to slow down voting in areas where there are a large number of INDIA bloc voters so that people face difficulty in casting their votes. Any such attempt by the administration to make the BJP win is illegal, undemocratic and unconstitutional. And I hope the Election Commission will take cognizance of this, and stop any such attempt".

Replying to this, Kejriwal, in a post on X, said, “This is shocking. EC should ensure smooth voting in Delhi.”

Later, in a post on X at 12.27 am Saturday, the Lt Governor called Atishi’s statement "unwarranted and false".

“You have made it a habit, Kejriwal sahab, to keep crying irrespective of the situation you may be in. I have taken a stern view of this unwarranted & false statement on the eve of election against a constitutional authority by a Minister, endorsed by you,” Saxena wrote.

"This impropriety is unacceptable & these typically absurd & concocted claims are a deliberate design to subvert democracy by misleading voters. Strict action will be taken," the Delhi LG added.

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Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.

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