Kejriwal again targets Election Commission

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday again targeted the Election Commission, saying it had failed to stop “vote for money” in poll-bound states.

“EC fails to stop this. EC prevents me from saying ‘Take money from them (BJP and Congress) and vote for us’. EC’s message (is) vote for those who give you money’ (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.

His remarks came after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh tweeted that money was allegedly being distributed to the poor in Cumbarjua in Goa to lure them before the February 4 assembly election.

In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, Kejriwal on Monday accused the EC of promoting bribery by banning him from telling people to take money from other parties but vote for the AAP.

Kejriwal also asked the EC to make him its brand ambassador if it really wanted to end the use of money to lure voters. Kejriwal insists he is not instigating people to take bribes.