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HC notice to Kejriwal on Kiran Walia’s plea

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Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Walia

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on a plea filed by Congress leader Kiran Walia, questioning the legality of his candidature from the New Delhi seat as he is a resident of Uttar Pradesh.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru posted the matter for Feb 4 and sought a response from Kejriwal and others on Walia’s plea.

Walia, who is contesting against Kejriwal from New Delhi constituency, moved the high court saying that the Aam Aadmi Party chief gave his wrong residence address because he wished to become an elector from Delhi.


Seeking cancellation of Kejriwal’s candidature from contesting the Delhi polls, Walia said he cannot contest from New Delhi as he is a resident of Uttar Pradesh.

She added that he has committed a fraud by submitting a false affidavit to the Election Commission that he is a permanent resident of B.K. Dutt Colony.