New Delhi: As Delhi goes to polls on Wednesday, the Aam Aadmi Party has now released a video of how in violation of the Election Commission guidelines, alcohol is being distributed in Delhi by rival parties. Pointing fingers at the Congress and BJP, Arvind Kejriwal's party has filed a complaint with the EC and has demanded adequate actions be taken.
The Aam Aadmi Party has uploaded a video shot at Ambedkar Tikona Park in Badli Gaon and says the liquor bottles in this video were meant for distribution among voters by other political parties. The party has now filed a complaint before the state Election Commission.
AAP's video is just the tip of the iceberg. Ever since the polling dates were announced, the Delhi Election Commission has seized 1,642 litre of country liquor, 7,568 one-litre bottles of alcohol, 2,651 half-litre bottles of alcohol and over 1 lakh quarter litre bottles of alcohol.
Furthermore according to data released by the Delhi EC, 1632 weapons have been confiscated and over Rs 1.31 crore has been seized in cash.
The Aam Aadmi Party has pointed fingers at the Congress and the BJP. But the allegations have been denied by both parties.
Meanwhile, the Delhi EC has announced a slew of precautionary measures in the final run-up to the polls. These include measures like more check posts, flying squad deployment, surveillance and trap team deployment and raids on liquor vents.
It's the same story before every election with money, alcohol and muscle power being used to win votes. Most cases do not progress beyond police raids and crackdowns leaving more questions than answers at the end of the day.