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Delhi CEO cancels Sisodia's PTM after BJP's complaint

New Delhi: Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi on Friday cancelled a mega Parent-Teacher Meeting that was called by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, following a complaint by senior BJP leader RP Singh, who had alleged that the PTM was a front for publicising the Aam Aadmi Party. The Deputy CM had called for a mega PTM on April 20 to discuss ways to improve students' ability to learn in government schools and the education system.

In his letter to the Delhi CEO, Singh had alleged that while the motive for the meeting seemed genuine, it didn't make sense that the meeting would be headed by AAP workers along with Sisodia. Singh, in his letter, had said that this meeting would be in violation of rules imposed while the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) was in play.

Welcoming the cancellation of the meeting, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said that the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP was violating the MCC. "We have full faith in the CEO and Kejriwal government's attempts to obstruct an impartial election will not succeed," he said. Tiwari said the way AAP is using public funds for publicising itself is a clear violation of the MCC and that the AAP workers who would be present at the PTM would try and influence parents of children to vote against the BJP.

The North-East Delhi MP also claimed that the AAP has tried to mislead people time and again for its own benefits.

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