New Delhi, Nov 16, 2023 – The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has officially lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India, accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of violating electoral laws, the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951, and the Model Code of Conduct.
In the complaint, AAP alleges that BJP has been sharing “frivolous” posts on their official social media platforms, featuring morphed images and videos. The intention, according to AAP, is to tarnish the “clean” and “undisputed” image of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is a key campaigner for the party in states currently undergoing elections, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram.
The complaint specifically accuses BJP of consistently “morphing” images of Kejriwal and other AAP members, portraying them negatively to create confusion and hatred among the public. AAP’s complaint criticizes BJP for the misuse of social media, alleging that misleading videos and visuals have been strategically posted to damage the spotless image of CM Arvind Kejriwal.
AAP Leader and MP Raghav Chadha previously accused BJP of running a social media campaign to “malign” Kejriwal’s image on November 5. While AAP received a notice from the Election Commission in response to its content, Chadha claims that the BJP did not face similar action.