Lok Sabha Polls 2019: EC files complaint against Gopal Rai for distributing pamphlets without permission

The Poll Commission on Sunday filed a Police case against AAP Senior Leader Gopal Rai for violating the model code of conduct by distributing pamphlets without the permission. The action against the Delhi Minister came following the complaint by the EC Flying Squad who accused Rai of flouting the Poll Code.

Rai has been booked by the Poll Commission as he was seen distributing the pamphlets without getting a nod from the Poll Commission.

Deputy Commission of Police, Madhu Verma speaking to media said, that a case has been filed on the complaint of the EC Flying Squad against the AAP leader Gopal Rai at Connaught Place Police Station.

However, the complaint against Gopal Rai has irked the Delhi ruling AAP who accused the Poll Commission of not acting against Bharatiya Janata Party.

In a statement released by the party, It stated that ‘We wish someday a flying squad suo moto register cases against BJP leaders too. Till now all cases have been registered after a lot of follow-ups with EC, EC has not yet taken a call on multiple violations by Gautam Gambhir. We again demand Gautam Gambhir to be banned from campaigning for 72 hours.’, reported News18.

Earlier, on Sunday, AtishiAam Aadmi Party nominee from Delhi East Lok Sabha Seat wrote a letter to the returning officer regarding repeated violation of the model code of conduct by BJPCandidate Gautam Gambhir. She, in a page letter, said that Cricketer-turned-Politician had on April 28 held a rally without permission from Poll Commission.

READ: AAP’s Atishi writes to EC demanding 72-hour ban on Gautam Gambhir for MCC Violations

Lok Sabha Polls 2019 has already begun and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23.

BJP in Delhi will be taking on Aam Aadmi Party and Congress. All 7 seats of Delhi will vote on May 12.

AAP in a run-up to the national elections in banking on the issue of ‘full statehood to Delhi’ and asking voters to elect all 7 MPs from AAP.

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