EC notice to Delhi BJP chief over social media posts against Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI) The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva on a complaint over social media posts by the party unit targeting AAP leader and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had recently approached the poll panel regarding two posts from the official handle of the Delhi BJP, alleging that they contained morphed images and videos with a "malafide" intention to "ruin" the image of Kejriwal.

The BJP's Delhi unit has been asked by the EC to respond to the show-cause notice by November 23 night.

The notice has been issued to the Delhi unit president of the BJP, without naming Sachdeva.

In its notice, the poll panel reminded the Delhi BJP that parties and candidates must refrain from criticism of a rival's private life which is not connected with public activities.

It also said that criticism based on unverified allegations or distortions shall be avoided.

It said being a national party, it is expected of the BJP to exercise caution through verification of facts before publishing and disseminating such content in the public domain. PTI NAB RT

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