Vokkaligara Sangha poll candidate 'misuses' AAP name

“Delhi me aam admi, Sanghadalli hamara admi.”  This is not the slogan of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the new entrant on the country’s political scene. This strange slogan appears on several banners put up across the City by Siddarama, an advocate who is contesting the January 5 elections to the Vokkaligara Sangha.

Even the portrait of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sporting the AAP cap figures prominently on these banners. The AAP’s Karnataka unit has, however, taken objection to the use of Kejriwal’s photo by various individuals and organisations in their poll campaigns and programmes.

Siddharth, convenor of the Karnataka unit of AAP, said on Saturday that numerous such hoardings had sprung up in Bangalore.

“The AAP would like to caution the citizens that the party has not authorised these banners and does not endorse them in any way,” he said.

Prohibitory orders

City Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in most parts of south division on January 6 from 6 am to 12 midnight, in the wake of counting of votes for the Vokkaliga Sangha elections. The orders will be in effect in Banashankari, CK Achchukattu, Kumaraswamy Layout and Tyagarajnagar police stations limits

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