New Delhi: If you are a voter listed in the national capital, chances are you must have received a call regarding the voter deletion menace, an awareness drive undertaken by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Weeks after its launch, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party has lashed out against the Delhi police for harassing its call centre employees. Senior AAP leaders Atishi and Raghav Chadha on Tuesday met the Delhi Police officials and apprised them of the situation.
The Election Commission had earlier asked Delhi Police to take “necessary action” against those making “misleading” phone calls to people about the city’s electoral rolls, following which an FIR was registered. A BJP delegation then met the Chief Election Commissioner and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party was making such phone calls.
Following this, the AAP is now alleging that the Delhi Police is now questioning its call employees unnecessarily and impeding their work.
To this, a senior police official said they are questioning the employees to ascertain the nature of calls allegedly made by them to voters.
Chadha, while addressing the media outside the police headquarters on Tuesday said ,”the BJP in the past four years has been trying to destroy the AAP”.
Explaining the matter, Atishi took to Twitter and said:
“Call centres hired by AAP are being harassed and intimidated by the Delhi Police; they are being called every day to the Crime Branch for questioning. They are now being taken for questioning to Police Headquarters,” she added.
She further added, “If BJP and Delhi Police think that anything illegal has been done, then why don’t they question AAP? Why are they trying to intimidate call centres working with AAP ? Is it so that call centres get scared of working with opposition parties?”
Sanjay Singh, a senior AAP leader, also urged the Delhi Police to take action against these police officials “harassing” the call centre employees.
With PTI inputs