Rajendra Nagar by-election: Delhi Congress complains to EC, alleging use of money power

Lata alleged that Pathak and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were resorting to lies, using money force and misusing official machinery to "influence" and "mislead" voters.


New Delhi: Congress candidate for Rajendra Nagar assembly by-election in Delhi Prem Lata has filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak for "use of money force" during election campaign. Lata alleged that Pathak and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are "relying on lies, using money force and misusing official machinery" to "influence" and "mislead" voters.


She alleged, "Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates are openly violating the model code of conduct as Kejriwal has put in official machinery for his campaign. Although people are thirsty for drinking water in Rajendra Nagar but money is being wasted like water.” Lata is campaigning from house to house. He interacted with the people in C block of Narayana village and held street meetings at Swadeshi Lal Chowk on Saturday.


“Voters are fed up with the carelessness shown by both AAP and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the years. I have complained to the Election Commission about AAP's unfair strategy to influence voters with various inducements." Voting for the by-polls will be held on June 23 and the counting of votes will take place on June 26.


Rajendra Nagar assembly by-election

The seat fell vacant after the resignation of AAP leader Raghav Chadha, who is now a Rajya Sabha member from Punjab. The by-polls to this seat will be declared on June 23 and the results will be declared on June 26. Prem Lata has been a Congress candidate in this seat in the past as well. Seeing a large number of women voters, Congress has once again played bets on Prem Lata. At the same time, the Aam Aadmi Party had declared AAP in-charge Durgesh Pathak as its candidate in the Municipal Corporation. At the same time, the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Rajesh Bhatia in the electoral fray.