“The Aam Aadmi Party has forgotten that government employees cannot have any allegiance to political parties. Their responsibility is to work for the welfare of the people.
Many bureaucrats are saying this in their letter. In fact, the bureaucrats have written a letter to the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of the Aam Aadmi Party. And the number of such bureaucrats is 57. And has also demanded that the Aam Aadmi Party should not be allowed to contest the upcoming assembly elections.
According to the report of India Today, this letter has been sent on 15 September. In the letter, these officers have accused Kejriwal of using the officers and employees of the state government for their political gains. And to use this, the people of Aam Aadmi Party pretend to be gullible.
The signatories of this letter include several retired IAS officers including M Madan Gopal (former ACS, Karnataka), Anand Bose (former CS Kerala), RD Kapoor (former Food and Distribution Secretary).
According to reports, the letter states,
“We request the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of AAP Party in view of the violation of Order 16A of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order 1968. Arvind Kejriwal, National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party, violated the Model Code of Conduct This is also a violation of the Representation of the People Act 1951.
According to the letter, Arvind Kejriwal has called upon the policemen, home guards, Anganwadi workers, drivers and conductors of state transport and polling station officials to help the party in the assembly elections.
Earlier this month, Kejriwal had appealed to state transport drivers to get people in the state to vote for AAP. The bureaucrats who wrote the letter are saying that Arvind Kejriwal is misleading the people. It is also written in the letter, In exchange for votes, Aam Aadmi Party is promising them free electricity, free education and transfer of “thousands of rupees” to the bank accounts of women which is not fair.
In this letter, the Representation of People Act 1951 has been mentioned under sections 6A and 123. These sections prohibit the use of government machinery for political reasons like corrupt practices etc. A group of bureaucrats who wrote the letter has demanded the disqualification of the Aam Aadmi Party for ‘corrupt conduct’.
He has written that Kejriwal’s appeal destroys electoral democracy. and undermines public service. It is said that we hope that the rest of the employees will not come to this kind of talk.
The reaction of the Aam Aadmi Party on this matter has not yet come to the fore. If it comes, we will share with you.