Delhi Elections 2020: AAP accuses Union Minister Giriraj Singh of distributing cash, liquor to influence voters
A day before the Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday alleged that BJP MPs including Union Minister Giriraj Singh are giving out money and alcohol in the national capital to sway the voters.
"We had earlier said the BJP will resort to distributing cash and liquor to influence the voters. It is doing so now. Yesterday too, such reports had come in. BJP violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during the entire campaigning period, by giving inflammatory statements. Now with just a day left for the polling, Union Minister Giriraj Singh and other BJP MPs are openly distributing cash and liquor," AAP leader Sanjay Singh said.
"We have received one such news regarding Giriraj Singh from the public in Rithala Vidhan Sabha area. The people from the area told us that he was distributing money," said Sanjay Singh.
Sanjay Singh further stated that his party has informed the Election Commission about the incident, demanding stern action and remove all BJP MPs from Delhi, who are not resident of the national capital with immediate effect.
"We have informed the Election Commission about the incident and also the CEO regarding this. We demand that all BJP MPs who are not Delhi residents should be taken out of Delhi, as they are distributing cash and other things to influence voters," said Mr Singh.
The AAP leader also played a video clip of the incident, which allegedly displays Union Minister Giriraj Singh at a shop in Rithala.
The law enforcement agencies in the national capital have taken hold of cash, liquor, drugs, narcotics, precious stones and freebies worth Rs 55 crore since the Model Code of Conduct came into force in Delhi, official said on Friday.
This includes Rs 10.39 crore of cash. The total amount of liquor seized is 99210.65 litres, worth Rs 2,72,98,417. The total amount of drugs and narcotics seized is 774.09 kg, worth Rs 7,87,37,750.