SC extends stay on proceedings against Kejriwal in UP over 2014 poll code violation



Kejriwal has been accused of promoting enmity between classes in connection with elections under section 125 of the Representation of the People (RP) Act, 1951.He had allegedly said on May 2, 2014 during the campaign trail, “Jo Congress ko vote dega, mera manana hoga, desh ke saath gaddari hogi Joh Bhajapa (BJP) ko vote dega use khuda bhi maaf nahin karega (Those who will vote for the Congress will be betraying the nation, and god will not forgive those who will vote for the BJP).” The plea said Kejriwal had not referred to any religion or caste but only a political party, and a political party cannot be considered as a class of citizens for the purposes of Section 125 of the RP Act.



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