AAP on Friday alleged that cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s name figure in electoral rolls of two Assembly constituencies. Gautam Gambhir is contesting for BJP from Tiz Harari court. Keeping voters IDs in more than one place is said to be a criminal offence that carries a one-year jail-term if proved.
The accusation was raised by AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi and he filed the criminal complaint. His complaint alleged that Gambhir possesses two voter IDs in Karol Bagh and Rajinder Nagar Assembly constituencies. The top brass of the AAP ratcheted up the campaign against Gambhir with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal leading from the front by tweeting, "voters shud not waste their vote on someone who will get disqualified soon".
According to Section 17, no person is entitled to be enrolled as a voter in more than one constituency while Section 31 makes a false declaration in the matter of inclusion or exclusion of voter rolls punishable with up to one year in prison. Any such declarations made in order to obtain registration as a voter in two or more constituencies is a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment up to one year, or fine, or both. Rejecting the allegations, Gambhir mentioned that he was only registered to vote in Rajinder Nagar seat.