Deputy Delhi Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday perceived a notice from East Delhi Returning Officer K. Mahesh for tweeting about a sacrament and standing of Aam Aadmi Party’s East Delhi claimant Atishi.
Mr. Sisodia had on Apr 27, tweeted, that he was saddened by a Congress and BJP members swelling lies about Atishi’s religion, when in fact she was a “Rajputani” and her full name was “Atishi Singh”.
Controversy over name
Ms. Atishis’s name had drawn debate when she forsaken her authorised final name ‘Marlena’ before a start of campaigning.
Her authorised name, filed in her affidavits however continues to be ‘Atishi Marlena’.
The notice was sent following a censure jointly filed by BJP section members Subhash Sachdeva, Aarti Mehra and R.P. Singh.
The Returning Officer settled that a twitter prima facie attracts Section 123 of a Representation of Peoples Act that deals with compelling a prospects of a sold claimant by a use of religion, caste, language, competition or community.
It also states that a twitter appears to be in defilement of a indication formula of control primer that prohibits parties or possibilities from enchanting in activities that aggravates existent differences, emanate mutual loathing between communities or means tragedy between castes or communities.
Mr. Sisodia has been given time compartment Wednesday to respond.
Article source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/sisodia-gets-notice-for-tweeting-about-atishis-caste-and-religion/article27062772.ece