BJP seeks action against Dy CM for sending letters to voters on Delhi govt's works
New Delhi: The BJP Wednesday sought action against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for allegedly sending lakhs of letters to Delhi voters about the improved state of government schools without permission of the poll panel and violating the Model Code of Conduct.
No immediate reaction was available from Sisodia's office.
Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta filed the complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi accusing Sisodia of sending lakhs of letters to Delhi voters without the statutory permission as required under the Model Code of Conduct.
Gupta alleged that a large number of voters are receiving these letters through
Sisodia is misusing the government machinery, stationery and public funds for issuing these letters with intent to influence voters in favour of the Aam Aadmi Party, Gupta said.
It is a gross violation of Model Code of Conduct, he added.
Gupta said Sisodia is issuing letters containing "highly prejudiced political angle".
"In order to escape the eyes of the CEO, he is issuing these letters without dispatch number and date. They carry his official residence address. He has written that he has worked hard to improve schools despite persistent troubles from the central government," Gupta alleged .
Gupta claimed that most of these letters have been sent through the Lodhi Road Post Office to voters using postal addresses from various sources including courier service providers.