Sunita Kejriwal, the wife of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has been summoned by a Delhi court for allegedly violating the law by enrolling herself as a voter in two assembly constituencies. The summons was issued by Metropolitan Magistrate Arjinder Kaur of the Tis Hazari court following a complaint filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Harish Khurana.
According to Khurana’s complaint, Sunita Kejriwal registered herself as a voter in both the Sahibabad assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh and the Chandni Chowk assembly constituency in Delhi. This alleged dual enrollment violates Section 17 of the Representation of the People Act, which states that no person should be registered in more than one constituency.
The court noted that it had considered the testimony of the complainant and other witnesses, and it believes that a prima facie case has been established against Sunita Kejriwal. As a result, she has been summoned to appear before the court on November 18.
Harish Khurana has accused Sunita Kejriwal of violating the provisions of the Representation of the People (RP) Act, specifically Section 31, which deals with making false declarations. This offense carries a maximum punishment of two years’ imprisonment.
The court’s decision to summon Sunita Kejriwal comes after pre-summoning evidence and statements from the complainant and witnesses were taken into account. The case will now proceed with her appearance in court to address the allegations.
This development adds a legal dimension to the ongoing political landscape in Delhi and has drawn attention due to the involvement of the Delhi Chief Minister’s family in the case.