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Delhi Election Committee's show cause notice to Arvind Kejriwal

Friday, 6 December 2013 - 11:38pm IST | Agency: PTI

Delhi's Election Commission today issued a show cause notice to AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal over a "discrepancy" in the amount shown as poll expenses by him and that recorded in a shadow register maintained by poll officials.

"The show cause notice was issued by the concerned Returning Officer to Kejriwal stating that expenses shown by him in connection with a musical event held at Jantar Mantar does not match with the expenses recorded by the Delhi EC in its shadow register," said a senior election official adding a reply has been sought from him in this regard.

Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia said Kejriwal has been issued a show cause notice adding the allegations are not justified. "The musical event at Jantar Mantar was organised on behalf of the party and thus the expenses should have been included in the party's account and not in the candidate's (Kejriwal) account. This is just not fair," Sisodia said.

To keep a check on expenditures inccured by candidates and the political parties, the Delhi Election Commission has mantained a shadow expenditure register of each of them. 

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