"The show cause notice was issued by the concerned Returning Officer to Kejriwal stating that expenses shown by him in connection with a musical event held at Jantar Mantar does not match with the expenses recorded by the Delhi EC in its shadow register," said a senior election official adding a reply has been sought from him in this regard.
    
According to the EC official, Kejriwal has shown an expenditure of Rs 3 lakh on its candidate's account as contrary to the record maintain by the shadow expenditure register which shows the figure as Rs 16 lakh.
    
As per the notice, Kejriwal was asked to give an explanation today but he sought for extension of date by a couple of days as he is out of town.
 
Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia said Kejriwal has been issued a show cause notice adding the allegations are not justified.
     
"The musical event at Jantar Mantar was organised on behalf of the party and thus the expenses should have been included in the party's account and not in the candidate's (Kejriwal) account. This is just not fair," Sisodia said.
    
To keep a check on expenditures incurred by candidates and the political parties, the Delhi Election Commission has maintained a shadow expenditure register of each of them.

(Agencies)

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