The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by an Ahmedabad resident, seeking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the poll code during 2014 Lok Sabha elections by posting his selfie with BJP’s symbol of lotus on social media immediately after casting his vote.
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A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra found no merit in the plea moved by Nishant Varma against the Gujarat High Court order, which had dismissed his plea against Modi.
It noted that an inquiry had already been conducted into the incident in accordance with the poll codes and criminal laws following which the case was closed.