Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi (C) greets supporters during an election rally in Gwalior, in central Madhya Pradesh state on Thursday. IRahul yesterday laid into opposition candidate Narendra Modi for acknowledging for the first time only this week that he is married, the latest salvo in an increasingly bitter fight to form the next government. Photo: AFP
Congress yesterday moved the Election Commission over Narendra Modi's affidavits on his marital status."We have given a plea to the Election Commission. In his affidavit in Vadodara (Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat), Narendra Modi informed that he is married. Prior to that, none of his affidavits mention this. It is hence proven those affidavits were wrong," Congress leader Kapil Sibal said after lodging the complaint.
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in his affidavit for the Lok Sabha elections, for the first time, declared that he was married.
Modi wrote Jashodaben as the name of his wife in an affidavit while filing his nomination papers in Vadodara.
In his earlier affidavits for assembly elections, Modi had left the marriage column blank.
Stating that it has now been proved that Modi's earlier affidavits were false, Congress has appealed to Election Commission to examine the case of false affidavits.
"Modi did not furnish name of his spouse as mandated by law," Congress leader Kapil Sibal said, adding, "it was not a personal issue but a legal issue."