Congress today moved the Election Commission against BJP’s Chief ministerial candidate in Delhi, Dr. Harsh Vardhan accusing him of making distorted claims on polio eradication. In his campaign advertisements, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that he had played a major role in eradicating polio in Delhi as a health minister during BJP rule.
The AICC in a communication to the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Deo said, the advertisements issued by the BJP and Dr. Harsh Vardhan are not only distorted but are contrary to the official records regarding polio cases in the city. It said such a false claim during the operation of Model Code of Conduct is not permitted.
A copy of the complaint has also been sent to Chief Election Commissioner, V S Sampath by AICC Legal Department Secretary K C Mittal in which the party said that all such advertisements and campaign material should be stopped.