Modi’s marital status: EC forwards AAP plea for action

The AAP complaint had sought cancellation of Modi’s candidature from 2012 Aassembly and 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

By: Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad | Updated: May 7, 2014 9:00 am

AAP complaint had sought cancellation of Modi’s candidature from 2012 Aassembly and 2014 Lok Sabha polls in connection with his marital status.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat has forwarded an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member’s complaint seeking cancellation of BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi’s candidature from polls, to returning officers of Vadodara and Ahmedabad, for further action.

The AAP complaint had sought cancellation of Modi’s candidature from 2012 Aassembly and 2014 Lok Sabha polls in connection with his marital status.

“The letter (containing complaint) has been forwarded to Collector and District Election Officer, Vadodara and Ahmedabad for further appropriate action by the concerned returning officer,” Jaydeep Dwivedi, Joint Chief Electoral Officer of state, said in a letter to the complainant.

When inquired about the AAP complaint, Dwivedi told PTI,“ it is a routine process, we have forwarded it to the collector and returning officer of Vadodara and Ahmedabad and when we receive the reply then we shall decide about the future course of action.” The complaint was filed by a city-based Aam Aadmi Party worker Nishant Verma who had sought cancellation of the result of Man nagar assembly seat from where Modi won the election.

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    Onyx Cleaner
    May 8, 2014 at 7:15 am
    Wow.. Modi apologists will write anything for money..?
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      sandy
      May 7, 2014 at 10:17 am
      modi was 17 yrs old at the time of marriage- you call this age as child.
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        Suresh
        May 8, 2014 at 6:00 am
        He has broken the law & should be punished.There are no two ways about it.The Ec should follow the law & prosecute Modi.
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          Citizen
          May 8, 2014 at 1:23 am
          Before we jump into conclusions/judgement on this issue is there a clause any where in the application that no blanks/dashes be allowed either they have to say yes/no/na if that is not there how can any one be blamed this guy/any one else???? If that is there it is the responsibility of the returning officer who so ever allowed his application and should be punished accordingly as per law. Jaihind
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            v. suryodaya
            May 7, 2014 at 1:33 am
            It appears in the case of Mr. Modi, his marriage appears to be a child marriage. Hence, Mr. Modi might have been felt ashamed for the behaviour of his parents in arranging such a marriage for him. Hence, he would have kept himself away from the matrimonial relations for a long time. He should not be blamed on this account. This is because it can be clearly stated that his was anti-child marriage. Moreover, had Mr. Modi accepted that marriage, the other side would still criticise him for marrying at a young age. The EC and the district official to whom the case has been forwarded should dismiss the peion of AAP on this ground.
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