Delhi BJP sends defamation notice to AAP over video of Manoj Tiwari dancing to poll campaign song, complains to EC

The Delhi BJP president claimed that AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is 'baffled' by the prospects of his party's defeat in the Assembly polls, scheduled on 8 February.

Press Trust of India January 12, 2020 21:00:54 IST
Delhi BJP sends defamation notice to AAP over video of Manoj Tiwari dancing to poll campaign song, complains to EC
  • BJP sent a defamation notice to AAP seeking Rs 500 crore in damages after it tweeted a video that showed Manoj Tiwari dancing to its campaign song

  • Tiwari said a complaint has been made to the Election Commission about the video, and Rs 500 crore has been sought as damages for defamation

  • Delhi BJP's media relations head Neelkant Bakshi said the use of Tiwari's face in election campaign by AAP shows he is more popular than Kejriwal

Delhi: Delhi BJP on Sunday complained to the Election Commission and sent a defamation notice to AAP seeking Rs 500 crore in damages after it tweeted a video that showed Manoj Tiwari dancing to the tune of Aam Aadmi Party's campaign song for the forthcoming Assembly polls.

Delhi BJP sends defamation notice to AAP over video of Manoj Tiwari dancing to poll campaign song complains to EC

File photo of Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari. PTI

The video appears to be an edited version of Tiwari's Bhojpuri albums with "Lage Raho Kejriwal" soundtrack.

"Who gave AAP the right to use my videos for its theme song for the polls," Tiwari said.

The Delhi BJP president claimed that AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is "baffled" by the prospects of his party's defeat in the Assembly polls, scheduled on 8 February.

Tiwari said a complaint has been made to the Election Commission about the video, and Rs 500 crore has been sought as damages for defamation and violations of intellectual property rights.

Delhi BJP's media relations head Neelkant Bakshi said the use of Tiwari's face in election campaign by AAP shows he is more popular than Kejriwal.

No reaction was immediately available from AAP.

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