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AAP dharna outside EC office conspiracy to obstruct probe for misleading voters: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP Thursday slammed the AAP's protest outside the Election Commission office here, saying the sit-in was aimed at obstructing police investigation into phone calls made allegedly by the ruling party to "mislead" voters.

The BJP also lodged a complaint with the of against the alleging it was "harassing" voters in the national capital through phone calls claiming their names were deleted by the BJP from the voters' list, but got them added back.

Earlier in the day, workers led by Deputy sat on a protest outside the EC office alleging "politically motivated and illegal" raids were being conducted on a call centre hired by the party to make people aware that their names had been deleted from voters' lists.

"By staging a dharna on the occasion of in 2014, had indicated he has little respect for the Constitution. But today for the purpose of obstructing the investigation against the call centres set up by his party, he has proved that they do not trust the constitutional institutions," BJP charged.

Tiwari claimed the was using call centres to make phone calls and mislead voters. "Our information is that data used for making phone calls has been sourced by the party from different departments of its government in Delhi," he charged.

Also, a BJP delegation led by the of Opposition Vijender Gupta met the (Delhi) and lodged complaint against the charging "violation" of model code of conduct.

"The model code of conduct is being violated by the AAP by harassing and misleading voters about deletion of their names by the BJP and addition by the AAP," Gupta said.

The AAP protest is a "conspiracy" to build pressure on the poll panel and the which is investigating the complaint against it, he said.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:35 IST