AAP Member Moves HC Seeking Notice to Modi in Affidavit Case

Published: 15th October 2014 11:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2014 11:04 PM   |  A+A-


AHMEDABAD: Challenging the order of the sessions court, a local worker of Aam Aadmi Party today approached the Gujarat High Court seeking issuance of a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with his election affidavit in 2012.      

Nishant Verma has also demanded notice to the then Returning Officer P K Jadeja of Maninagar assembly constituency here.      

Verma alleges Modi did not reveal his marital status in his affidavits accompanying the nomination when he had contested the assembly elections between 2002 and 2012.     

"If the notice is not issued...then the revision application filed before the sessions court will become ineffective," Verma's petition in the HC says.      

The sessions court, under the Criminal Procedure Code, must issue the notice so as to give Modi and Jadeja an opportunity to be heard, it says.      

Additional Sessions judge G N Rana had, on October 10, rejected Verma's plea seeking notices to Modi and Jadeja.      

Verma has moved the sessions court after the magistrate's court dismissed his plea for action against Modi over his allegedly defective affidavit in 2012 on the ground of delay of one year.      

Modi had left the column of information about spouse in his election affidavit blank in 2012. He disclosed his marital status and the name of his wife only during this year's Lok Sabha elections.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp