BJP MLA produced fake SC certificate to contest Delhi polls: AAP
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will move the Election Commission next week seeking disqualification of BJP MLA Ranjit Singh for allegedly producing a fake Scheduled Caste certificate to contest the Delhi Assembly elections.
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party will move the Election Commission next week seeking disqualification of BJP MLA Ranjit Singh for allegedly producing a fake Scheduled Caste certificate to contest the Delhi Assembly elections.
"AAP will move EC next week to seek disqualification of a BJP's Gokalpur (reserved) MLA Ranjit Singh for cheating election authorities and the people by having produced a fake SC certificate to contest the 2013 Delhi Assembly election," AAP alleged in a statement.
The party also said that a Delhi court yesterday reportedly directed the police to lodge an FIR and furnish its copy within two days.
"AAP is of the clear view that such an individual can no longer be a member of the Assembly. The party has decided to move the EC under the relevant provisions of the Representation of the People Act, after having perused the relevant documents, from which a clear case of disqualification is made out," the statement said.
According to the AAP, it is not only a clear and proven case of concealment of facts before the election authorities, but also a case of forgery and cheating is also made out in this regard.
"The issue raises serious questions about the kind of politics in which the BJP is indulging. What is the BJP stand on the issue? Will it take action against its MLA who has breached all levels of political decency and has committed a fraud on the weaker sections of the society?" the party statement added.
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