43 FIRs have been launched against political parties in New Delhi for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by Election Commission of India (ECI).
Amongst these, most of the FIRs i.e. eighteen are against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Second on the list is Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) with tewlve FIRs. Eight are against Congress and three against BSP. ECI enforced MCC on 13 January for the February 7 Delhi assembly elections.
Till 15 January only 11 such cases were registered of which seven were against Aam Aadmi Party, two against BJP and one against each Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party.
In a statement on Thrusday, the Chief Electoral Officer’s office said “Eighteen FIRs have been registered against the Aam Aadmi Party and 12 against BJP for violation of the MCC. Eight and three FIRs have been registered against Congress and BSP, respectively, till yesterday.” However, the CEO office said that a total of 6 nomination forms were filed from as many seats on the second day of filing of nomination today.
From these six candidates, two were independent. Rakesh of Gareeb Aadmi Party (GAP) filed his nomination from Trilokpuri. Ram Babu of Rashtriya Bahujan Hitay (RBH), filed his papers from Bawana consistency. Preeti and Manager Chaurasiya, independent candidates, filed their forms from Shahdara and Burari seats respectively.
Kashinath Sah of Gareeb Aadmi Party and Radhey Shyam Gupta of Bhartiya Jan Lokpal have filed their papers from Palam and New Delhi.
According to the CEO’s office so far, as many as 2664 people have been booked. As a preventive measure, 27 licensed arms have been deposited and 4 cartridges have been seized so far by the Election Commission.
Taking strict action of illegal hoardings, 914 hoardings have been removed from the public property. So far, 23 bottles of IMLF (Indian Made Foreign Liquor), 72 beer bottles and 66 bottles of country liquor have been recovered.