New Delhi, Jan 20 : A delegation of Delhi BJP leaders on Monday met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora, and demanded the cancellation of the nomination of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Jitendra Singh Tomar from Trinagar Assembly Constituency, in the light of recent decision of High Court in the forged degree case.
The prominent persons in the delegation included Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel, Advocate Om Pathak, Spokesperson Harish Khurana, BJP Pradesh Legal and Legislative Department Convener Neeraj.
Taking cognizance on the complaint, Mr Arora assured of appropriate action in this case. 'In its decision the High Court, on January 17, had found Mr Tomar guilty of filing false information regarding his education. Now for the sake of vote bank the AAP has again given ticket to Mr Tomar who was arrested in forged degree case in the year 2015.
The AAP has crossed all the limits of low-grade politics by again nominating Tomar. There are 15 leaders in AAP who are facing serious charges and have been found guilty but even after that they have been given tickets to contest Assembly elections. By doing so AAP has made a mockery of trust of the people,' Mr Puri said.
Mr Goel said that Mr Tomar was made the Law Minister of Delhi government in 2015 but later on in July he was arrested in forged degree case. 'Due to this, Mr Tomar had to resign from the post of Law Minister. In spite of this fact, AAP has given ticket to Mr Tomar again for Assembly Elections and proved that this party prefers the leaders involved in corruption and forgery,' he added. (UNI)