Mr Rawat brushed aside the allegations that had been levelled against the poll panel.
“Some people have their perception and with little facts at hand, they make allegations,” Mr Rawat told NDTV in an exclusive interview that saw the country’s top election official also talk about the possibility of simultaneous elections, the need to keep criminals out of electoral politics and the controversial election in Chennai’s RK Nagar that saw large-scale influence of money power.
Mr Rawat had initially recused himself from hearing the AAP case last year after statements from AAP leaders questioning his independence because he was seen to be close to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
But he again started dealing with the case from September last year when AAP leaders next claimed that an opinion delivered by only two – and not the full quorum of three election commissioners – would not be valid.
Source: New feed