SC refuses to hear Congress MP’s plea against EC order

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  May 08, 2019, 04:48 PM

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Congress MP and President of All India Mahila Congress, Sushmita Dev’s plea in the Supreme Court to seek action against BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for their alleged MCC violations, was rejected. 
 
Senior Advocate A M Singhvi, who represented Dev, appealed that the Election Commission, which had heard the Congress’ complaints and rejected them, had given “unreasoned orders” in dismissing the complaints. 
 
Senior Advocate Rakesh Singhvi, appearing for the EC, said that the persons who had given representations of the Model Code of Conduct violations to the poll panel have not come forward to criticise them. 
 
The bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta, allowed Dev to file a new plea against orders of the EC which rejected complaints of Modi and Shah violating the MCC during campaigning. 
 
The bench also gave the final order that, “rightly or wrongly”, the poll panel has made a decision on the complaints of the violations, and any plea against them require a fresh petition to be filed. 
 
The complaints in reference here are about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National president Amit Shah addressing hate speeches and using armed forces as a form of political propaganda. 


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