The court observed that the allegations made by Kejriwal and others are prima facie defamatory and refer to Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
The summonses have been issued for the commission of offence of defamation under section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), it said.
The court was hearing a petition filed by Delhi BJP leader Rajiv Babbar claiming that the Chief Minister had stated that a total 30 lakh names of electors belonging to 'Baniya', Muslims and others communities were allegedly deleted from the voters' lists by BJP.
Babbar contended that the voters' lists were a prerogative of the Election Commission and not that of BJP.
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