AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal during a seminar in Delhi last year.IANS File

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal following a petition by Congress leader Kiran Walia.

In her plea, Walia had sought the cancellation of Kejriwal's candidature from the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls scheduled to be held on 7 February. The Delhi High Court also issued a notice to the Election Commission of India.

According to the reports of the Zee Media Bureau, Walia in her petition questioned the legality of Kejriwal's candidature from the New Delhi constituency, as he is a resident of Uttar Pradesh.

Walia accused Kejriwal of giving wrong address proof. She also alleged that the AAP chief had cheated the Election Commission by mentioning that he is a permanent resident of B K Dutt Colony in his poll affidavit.

Walia demanded an urgent inquiry into this matter saying Kejriwal has violated the model code of conduct. She further added that the Election Commission has been informed about his wrong deed and that his name must be junked from the electoral list.

Kejriwal, prior to this, has also been accused by Walia of not mentioning the pending criminal charge against him in the affidavit on the basis of which his candidature should have been removed from the list.

Earlier, BJP had requested the Election Commission to cancel Kejriwal's nomination for asking the voters to accept bribe from the BJP and the Congress, if offered, but vote for the Common Man's Party.

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