The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has lodged a formal complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), alleging a breach of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) through the dissemination of manipulated images and videos of Delhi Chief Minister and AAP’s prominent campaigner, Arvind Kejriwal, on various social media platforms.
At the core of the complaint is a specific video posted on November 5 by the BJP Delhi’s official Facebook and X accounts, where Kejriwal is portrayed in a mocking light, addressing issues such as alleged false promises, instances of being slapped during rallies, and renovations of his official residence.
In response, the AAP condemned the BJP’s actions, labeling the creation of such parody content as a malicious attempt to besmirch the Chief Minister’s reputation and that of the AAP without any factual basis. The party highlighted these acts as instances of public abuse, denigration, and vilification against Kejriwal.
Moreover, the AAP emphasized that the BJP has repeatedly circulated several similarly manipulated images and videos of Kejriwal and other AAP members. As Kejriwal holds a significant campaigning role in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, the AAP stressed that the circulated content is not only disparaging but also dangerously misleading and libelous in nature.
The complaint lodged with the Election Commission underscores the intensifying political tensions between the AAP and BJP, particularly in light of the upcoming elections in multiple states, amplifying concerns regarding the use of misleading and defamatory content in political campaigns.