The Delhi High Court dismissed the plea filed by Anil Dutt Sharma seeking the High Court’s direction to restrain the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its chief Arvind Kejriwal from promising Delhi its full statehood in their election manifesto claiming that the promise is based on falls information.
The plea was filed by Anil Dutt Sharma who sought a ban on the advertisement of the manifesto promise of AAP that promises the full statehood to Delhi saying that it is the “false agenda” of the party.
A bench consisting of the Chief Justice of High Court Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambani dismissed the PIL filed by Dutt.
Sharma in his petition said that AAP is not contesting on sufficient seats and even if it wins on all parliamentary seats in Delhi, they do not have the powers and authority to grant full statehood to Delhi. He claimed that the AAP is misleading people by promising them false information and distorting the truth to seek votes from the people.
Arvind Kejriwal while releasing his manifesto highlighted that the statehood for Delhi will enhance the development in the capital and lay a foundation for better governance. He added that the safety of women will increase and there will be better employment opportunities.
Seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will go to polls in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 12.