SC dismisses plea against PM Modi over 2012 election affidavit

The complaint had sought an FIR against Modi for "hiding" his marital status in the affidavit he had filed with his nomination for 2012 Assembly polls.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 16, 2015 4:52 pm
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The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a plea seeking legal action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly filing a defective affidavit relating to his marital status during the 2012 Gujarat Assembly elections.

A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar rejected the plea filed by an Ahmedabad resident who had challenged the Gujarat High Court order which refused to entertain his plea on the ground that it lacked merit.

The complaint filed by Nishant Varma in April 2014 had sought an FIR against Modi for “hiding” his marital status in the affidavit he had filed with his nomination for 2012 Assembly polls (when Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat) for Maninagar seat.

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Verma had further contended that when Modi contested the Lok Sabha election in 2014, he mentioned his wife’s name in the affidavit for the first time, disclosing the earlier omission. Thus, Modi, in 2012, had committed an offence under section 125(A)(3) of Representation of People Act, he said.

Section 125 A(3) deals with concealment of information while filing affidavit and provides for imprisonment upto six months.

The High Court had on July 3 dismissed the petition demanding legal action against Modi and set aside the lower court’s finding that the offence had been committed but no action could be taken as the petition was filed after a delay of more than one year.

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    Rob krishnan
    Oct 16, 2015 at 3:19 pm
    Varna Ji - ab kya hoga? Italian Rani apna paisa wapas mangengi to Kenha se laoge? Rani aur Pappu ke chamche will abandon you like the proverbial "doodh ki makkhi". Maybe, just maybe Pappu Ji will come up with another hare brained idea inspired by his trip to America & paid for by 60 years of loot to resurrect you. Jayeeye aur unke joote chatiye.
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      Anonymous
      Oct 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm
      Just tell me one thing are u aware of the fact that it was child marriage?
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      1. Mallya Gopi
        Oct 16, 2015 at 6:31 pm
        Not just dismissing, but imposing hefty fine will stop this kind of appeals and wasting of Courts time.
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        1. Hari Goyal
          Oct 16, 2015 at 6:03 pm
          Varma ji get a " life", you can't get Modi
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            L bhadrapati Devi
            Oct 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm
            Narendra Bhaiya again pes the Agni Parikshya. Congress use so many Bhrahmasta against Narendra Modi with the intention of character ination were all failed.
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