AAP filed the complaint against the BJP for allegedly targeting party leader Arvind Kejriwal's "gotra" (sub-caste) in an advertisement. READ: Delhi High Court issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal READ: Delhi polls: AAP is a 'backstabber', says PM Modi
"Today we went to the Election Commission to complain against the way BJP has started its advertisement attack. The BJP has crossed all limits now, they have tagged an entire sect of the Indian society and called them 'upadravi'," AAP national secretary Pankaj Gupta said.
He said, "By putting out this kind of an advertisement they have violated the Model Code of Conduct against which have requested the commission to take strict and prompt action."
The advertisement, third in the series released by BJP, targets Kejriwal for allegedly threatening to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations last year while complaining over not getting an invite this year.
Meanwhile, the BJP also approached EC alleging that AAP has violated the model code by trying to give 'casteist and religious' tone to a 'political statement' made by it in the advertisement.
"We have highlighted to EC about the unfortunate incident of use of caste in the election process (by AAP) which is in violation to the code of conduct," Union Minister Piyush Goyal told reporters after meeting the EC officials here.
"An advertisement by the BJP which alluded to the anarchist attitude, mindset and behaviour of the AAP has sought to be twisted into religious and castiest overtone, which is deplorable and blown out of context. We have appealed to the EC to take action against this kind of deplorable behaviour," he said.
Delhi goes to polls on February 7. The votes will be counted on February 10 for the 70-member Delhi Assembly. Over 900 candidates are trying their luck in the elections.
AAP filed the complaint against the BJP for allegedly targeting party leader Arvind Kejriwal's "gotra" (sub-caste) in an advertisement.
READ: Delhi High Court issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal
READ: Delhi polls: AAP is a 'backstabber', says PM Modi