‘AAP office sealed, Election Commission should ensure level playing field’, demands Atishi

Delhi police have blocked all routes to the party office, alleges AAP

Police barricades (File) Barricades placed outside AAP office in Delhi following arrest of CM Arvind Kejriwal in liquor policy scam case | Kritajna Naik

Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi minister Atishi charged the party’s office in the national capital has been sealed and its candidates aren’t able to visit the office for Lok Sabha campaign meetings. The party has sought an urgent meeting with the Election Commission.

Atishi tweeted, “@AamAadmiParty has sought an urgent appointment with the Election Commission, to ensure a level playing field in the Lok Sabha elections. Despite the representation made yesterday, today @AamAadmiParty office was sealed. Lok Sabha candidates and party leaders could not come to the party office for campaign meetings. There was an IT Dept raid on the home of one of our MLAs. It is the responsibility given by the Indian Constitution to the @ECISVEEP to ensure a level playing field.”

In the petition, AAP’s National Secretary Pankaj Kr Gupta said Delhi police has blocked all roads to their office and party leaders weren’t able to enter the party office despite repeated requests. “The routes of our office were closed/blocked by Delhi Police today during noon time and no one was allowed to come to the office despite all requests. We fail to understand how a political party can fight elections under such a repressive environment? We urge you to take corrective action immediately and direct all the agencies to observe restraint while the Model of Conduct is in effect,” it said. The party has sought an urgent appointment with the Election Commission to raise these issues.

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