AAP’s Kumar Vishwas dares UP police to tell Priyanka Gandhi to leave Amethi
Lucknow: In a sensational claim, the Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that the Amethi district administration late Monday night asked the family of Kumar Vishwas, the party’s candidate from the constituency, to leave the district or else they will be arrested.
According to reports, district police officials late Monday reached the rented accommodation of the AAP leader and cited Election Commission rules to ask Kumar Vishwas’s wife, children and other family members to leave Amethi by 11 pm, after the time of campaigning ended, as they were not “registered voters” in the constituency.
An official told a news agency that this was in line with norms which mandates all non-registered voters, campaigners and supporters of a candidate to leave the constituency after the campaigning has come to an end and ahead of balloting.
Voicing his dissent, Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said he challenged the district police officials to tell Congress campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Vadra the same if the Uttar Pradesh government has the courage.
Alleging that the administration of Amethi is working towards making Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi win, whose boat is sinking, Kumar Vishwas accused the police of picking up his party workers.
The Congress workers are openly distributing cash and envelopes, and no action is being taken, added the poet-turned-politician.
On Monday night, Vishwas tweeted that police had threatened to evict his wife, sister and others from their house mid-night. He also dared the authorities to do something similar to Priyanka Vadra and her supporters.