Sandeep Dikshit calls EC toothless body

New Delhi, April 9: Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit Wednesday referred to the Election Commission (EC) as a toothless body and said it does not act on complaints.

“Election Commission only issued two-three toothless warnings and does nothing,” Dikshit, contesting the Lok Sabha election from East Delhi, said.

The commission only goes through appeals, he added.

The Congress Tuesday moved the EC against the RSS, yoga guru Ramdev and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, saying they have been conducting political activities and urged the poll panel to keep a close watch on any campaign-related issue.

The Congress leader told the media he has seen SMSes wherein Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is asking people to attend his spiritual programme being held in east Delhi constituency Wednesday night “to garner votes for Mahesh Giri of the BJP”.

Dikshit accused Giri of using the spiritual programme as a propaganda against him.

Balloting in Delhi will be held April 10.