Congress moves to Election Commission on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Modi's marital issue
April 11, 2014 - New Delhi
Congress on Friday moved to Election Commission of India on the issue of marital status of BJP Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi seeking action on charges of hiding facts before the Commission in earlier affidavits.
Speaking to press after meeting with the Election Commission, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that he had filed a petition with the EC seeking action against Modi under provisions of IPC on hiding the facts of marriage in 2002 and 2012 affidavits submitted to the Election Commission when he had filed affidavits while contesting assembly elections where he not mentioned of his material status. Sibal said that the Election Commission has assured to examine his plea.
Earlier in the day, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi raked up the issue of Modi's marriage saying that '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 does not reach the affidavit', said Rahu Gandhi.
BJP senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi coming to rescue of Modi defense on Friday said that 'It will cost Congress heavily. Don't get into this, it will boomerange you'. He want on adding that 'If there's anything wrong in the affidavit then the Commission will look into it, they will take Congress inputs too."
It may be recalled that Narendra Modi wrote Jashodaben as the name of his wife in an affidavit while filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha election from Vadodara, Gujarat. He had so far kept quite on the issue.