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New Delhi: BJP's chief ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi Tuesday sent a legal notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for using her photograph in his party's poster campaign without her permission.
"Yes, she has sent a notice to Kejriwal. He has been asked to ensure that the posters are removed," Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) media convener Praveen Shankar Kapoor told IANS.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has recently put up posters on numerous auto-rickshaws plying in the national capital, asking the people of Delhi to choose between Kejriwal and Bedi for the post of chief minister.
In the posters, the picture of Kejriwal has the word "imandar" (honest) printed below it while that of Bedi has "avsarvadi" (opportunist).
BJP Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay lambasted Kejriwal, saying he had no right to call Bedi opportunist.
"Who is he to say that Kiran Bedi is opportunist? Who has given him the right to decide?" Upadhyay told reporters here.
Earlier, BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi, too, had sent a notice to Kejriwal for using his photograph in similar posters, before the BJP declared Bedi as their chief ministerial candidate.
The AAP pitted Kejriwal against Mukhi, even though the BJP had said that they would contest the Delhi election under Prime Minister Narendra Modi without naming a CM candidate -- the BJP, however, later named Bedi for the post after she joined the party earlier this month.
Reacting to the notice, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said the BJP had a problem with everything that his party was doing.
"When we used Jagdish Mukhi's photo, they raised an objection now that we have pasted their official chief minister's photo then again they have sent us a notice. The BJP has a problem with everything that we do," he said.