The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the response of the Aam Aadmi Party government, the police and the Election Commission after a petition challenged Rs 10,000 fine levied on an auto-rickshaw driver for displaying an “I love Kejriwal” poster on his vehicle, PTI reported.
The driver, identified as Rajesh, was penalised on January 15 for the poster, as he said that he was not asked to put up the poster by any political party, and claimed he did it on his own last year. The driver claimed the traffic police fined him while he was on his way from Kalindi Kunj to Apollo Hospital. In his petition, Rajesh said the police violated his fundamental right, and urged the court to set aside the penalty.
Meanwhile, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party, asking it to stop targeting the poor. “The BJP through its police is targeting poor auto drivers using false challans,” he tweeted. “His only mistake is that he has written ‘I love Kejriwal’. Such maliciousness against the poor is not right. I appeal to the BJP to stop taking revenge against the poor.”