Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been a man whose love-hate affair with the media has been among some of the most popular stories in India. While the media has time and again hailed him as a hero, the same media has often criticized him for several issues.
The man has been known to be quite a controversial figure, and despite doing some really good work in recent times, he has been tagged a populist leader, and has been infamously said to do more ‘stunts’ than he should.
The CM of Delhi has found himself in legal trouble yet again, as he faced summon over giving wrong information to the Election Commission.
He has been accused to have allegedly given wrong information in an affidavit during his 2013 election campaign. The accusations against him say that he said he had prima facie “wilfully concealed” and “suppressed” the details.
“There is sufficient material on record to summon accused Arvind Kejriwal for offences punishable under section 125-A of the Representation of People Act, 1951, section 31 of the Representation of People Act, 1950 and section 177 of Indian Penal Code committed by him before holding the office of Chief Minister of Delhi. Thus let summons be issued to accused Arvind Kejriwal… returnable on July 30,” the court said.
The accusation against him is that he had given a false Delhi address in order to win nomination for the Delhi elections while his actual residence was in Ghaziabad. “Prima facie amounts to wilful concealment and suppression and also furnishing of false information and thus there is sufficient ground for proceeding against the accused Arvind Kejriwal under section 31 of RP Act.”
The complaint was filed by Neeraj Saxena on behalf of Maulik Bharat Trust, an NGO. However, not all news is bad news for Kejriwal, as sources from the CM’s Office has confirmed that he has given permission to be measured by the staff of Madame Tusaaud’s museum. This comes just a few days after it was announced that Prime Minister Modi was being made into a statue for the world-famous wax museum.
The Madame Tussaud’s Museum is now going to come to India too, as they gear up to open a Museum in Delhi by 2017. The Modi-Kejriwal war has been taken to the next level with both the statues getting inducted here.