The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass any order and dismissed the petition filed by Congress Member of Parliament Sushmita Dev seeking action against PM Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah over alleged violation of Model Code of Violation. The Supreme Court said if she wants to challenge the EC‘s orders she can file a fresh plea challenging those decisions.
The Top Court asserted that “Rightly or wrongly” the Poll Office has decided on the complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah. It added that Congress MP is free to file a fresh plea if she wants to pursue the case and wants to challenge the order of the Poll Body.
Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Congress MP Sushmita Dev, said the Election Commission had given unreasoned orders in dismissing the complaints against PM Modi and BJP Amit Shah.
It should be noted the Election Commission has so far given green signal to PM Modi in almost 9 cases of alleged model code of conduct. Congress had moved to the Poll Commission with multiple complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. However, till now, EC gave 8 clean chits to PM Modi and two such to BJP Chief Amit Shah.
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EC’s clean chit to PM Modi and BJP Amit Shah came days after the Top Court while hearing the plea of Congress MP directed the EC to finalize on the complaints.
Congress MP Sushmita Dev had on April 29 moved to the Top Court seeking urgent and necessary directions to the Election Commission to take a decision on the complaints filed against PM Modi & BJP President Amit Shah over alleged violations of the Model Code of Conduct.
In the petition filed by the All India Mahila Congress Chief, Dev accused PM Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah of violating the Poll Code by – seeking votes in the name of religion and polarisation of votes, invoking armed forces in the campaigns, taking out rallies on an election day.
She claimed that Inaction of the Poll Commission has forced her to approach the Top Court.
General Elections 2019 is being across seven phases starting April 11 to May 19. The remaining 118 Lok Sabha seats will go to polls in remaining two phases.
Counting of the votes will be held on May 23.
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