AAP On “Kidnapped” Gujarat Chief

“That is the kidnapping of democracy, not only a candidate,” Manish Sisodia alleged.

New Delhi:

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) alleged at the moment that one in all its candidates in Gujarat was “kidnapped”, dragged to an election workplace and compelled at gunpoint to withdraw his nomination for subsequent month’s election earlier than being taken away once more. The celebration blamed the ruling BJP, which has not responded to the allegation but.

AAP leaders claimed, in a blizzard of tweets, that the celebration’s Surat (East) candidate Kanchan Jariwala was “kidnapped” by the BJP, dropped at the election workplace by policemen and whisked away to an “undisclosed location”. The celebration took its grievance to the Election Fee.


The candidate and his household couldn’t be reached and his home is locked, AAP alleged. 

Senior AAP chief Manish Sisodia stated Mr Jariwala had been dropped at the Gujarat election returning workplace surrounded by 500 policemen.

Flagging his allegations to the Election Fee, he tweeted: “A candidate was kidnapped. They acquired him to withdraw his nomination at gunpoint. What could be a greater emergency for the Election Fee? So we have now come to the Election Fee with an attraction for quick motion.” 

One other AAP chief, Raghav Chaddha, posted a dramatic video of what he referred to as Mr Jariwala being “dragged” and compelled to withdraw his nomination.

“Watch how police and BJP goons collectively – dragged our Surat East candidate Kanchan Jariwala to the RO workplace, forcing him to withdraw his nomination The time period ‘free and honest election’ has change into a joke!” he tweeted.

Mr Sisodia stated the BJP was “panicking” because it was about to lose Gujarat and had due to this fact resorted to kidnapping an AAP candidate.
Kanchan Jariwala and his household had allegedly gone lacking yesterday when he went to get his nomination papers scrutinised, AAP claimed. 

“The second he got here out of the workplace after getting his nomination scrutinized, BJP’s goons took him away,” stated Mr Sisodia, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and AAP’s quantity two chief. 

“That is harmful. That is the kidnapping of democracy, not only a candidate,” he alleged.

A number of AAP leaders tweeted the allegations. 

“Our candidate from Surat (East), Kanchan Jariwala, and his household lacking since yesterday. First, BJP tried to get his nomination rejected. However his nomination was accepted. Later, he was being pressurised to withdraw his nomination. Has he been kidnapped?” tweeted Arvind Kejriwal.

The BJP, in energy in Gujarat for 27 years, faces an aggressive problem this time from AAP, which has turned the normal BJP versus Congress rivalry within the state right into a triangular contest.
Gujarat votes on December 1 and 5 for a brand new authorities. The outcomes might be declared on December 8.

The kidnapping declare overlapped with the BJP’s cost that an AAP MLA is linked to bribes taken in change for a celebration nomination to contest the Delhi civic polls. 

Three males, together with a relative and a private assistant of AAP MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi, had been arrested yesterday for allegedly taking lakhs from a celebration employee who wished to be a candidate. One other AAP MLA, Rajesh Gupta, has additionally been named, and the Delhi Police declare to have audio and video proof.

The BJP stated the case has “uncovered the AAP’s true face but once more”.

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