Congress complains to EC on Narendra Modi’s marital status issue, seeks action for ‘hiding facts’

Modi in Delhi, talks about honour of women but his own wife's name doesn't reach the affidavit, said Rahul Gandhi.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: April 11, 2014 6:32 pm
Modi had filed election affidavits while contesting Gujarat assembly elections where he had not mentioned his marital status. Modi had filed election affidavits while contesting Gujarat assembly elections where he had not mentioned his marital status.

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday moved the Election Commission over the issue of the marital status of Narendra Modi by seeking action by the poll body against the BJP leader for “hiding” facts in election affidavits filed by him in the past.

“I have filed a petition with the Election Commission on Friday seeking action against Modi under various provisions of the IPC for hiding facts in his election affidavits regadring his marriage,” Sibal said after meeting the poll panel. He said that between 2002 and 2012, Modi had filed election affidavits while contesting Gujarat assembly elections where he had not mentioned his marital status.

“He has not informed the country about this fact. Now, while contesting from Vadorara Lok Sabha seat, he has mentioned that he is married,” Sibal said. He said the EC has assured to examine his plea. Earlier on Friday, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi raked up the issue of Modi’s marriage to hit out at BJP, saying while the party made claims of ensuring safety of women, it took several elections for its Prime Ministerial candidate to mention the name of his wife in the poll affidavit.

“Don’t know how many elections he has contested till now, but he has revealed for the first time that he is married. In Delhi, he talks about honour of women but his own wife’s name doesn’t reach the affidavit,” Rahul said.

Modi has for the first time declared himself as a married man by revealing his wife’s name as Jashodaben in an affidavit filed before the Election Commission along with his nomination papers for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat.

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    Vijay
    Apr 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm
    Congress has nothing else to showcase
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      ARKS Srinivas
      Apr 12, 2014 at 8:51 am
      @Vidya It has nothing to with Incomplete forms. The law did not mandate one to declare the info on spouse till the Supreme Court Verdict in Sept 2013
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        ARKS Srinivas
        Apr 12, 2014 at 8:50 am
        How did anyone make Kapil Sibal a Law Minister ! I am aghast as to his understanding of Law!!
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          TIHARwale
          Apr 12, 2014 at 7:46 am
          Yes EC should initiate action against returning officers who had accepted incomplete papers from Narendra Modi. Namo may go scot free because he has had not made any false declaration except he had not disclosed the correct position.
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            Venkatesh
            Apr 12, 2014 at 8:58 am
            So what? Shame on you Congress...
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              P.S.Arunachalam Arunachalam
              Apr 12, 2014 at 7:03 am
              If the returning officer has accepted the nomination paper INC watch"dogs"cannot bark.
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                Ritika pandey
                Apr 12, 2014 at 7:31 am
                modi only makes fool not any more, they first need to take responsibility as a familiar then think about as a CM after that they should think about PM post.
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                  CA Satish
                  Apr 12, 2014 at 7:51 am
                  Congress is waiting for opportunities to malign Modiji.But the entire nation has full faith with NaMo.
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