New Delhi, May 12: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal asked Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still silent and is unable to act against his own BJP men who are involved in corruption after the Gujarat High Court declared state BJP minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama’s election in 2017 as void on grounds of malpractice and manipulation.
Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi dosen’t get angry these days on seeing widespread corruption by its own BJP leaders, Senior Kapil Sibal said BJP minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, who is currently holding a portfolio of Law and justice minister , should be deemed to be a minister for corrupt affairs and PM Modi should sack Chudasama from his (BJP) party.”
” The BJP will approach Supreme court now. The corrupt practices have been proved so normal procedure of the Supreme Court is that the the person can mark the register for his candidature but will not be able to vote and attend assembly proceedings but I think BJP will make an attempt to ask for leniency from Court, ” Sibal added while slamming Modi for being a mute spectator when his men are involved in corruption.
Kapil Sibal pointed out discrepancies , saying the counting of the postal ballot should be done before EVM but in this concerned case, postal ballots were counted so that it can be adjusted, the returning officer rejected 429 postal ballots and we believe that that were in favour of Congress as BJP candidate Bhupendrasinh Chudasama won by 327 margin.
Drawing attention to the crumbling of constitutional institutions under Modi’s rule, he said, ” It is a very serious matter how the constitutional infrastructure is being weakened and the PM who used to talk about fighting corruption is nowadays silent.”
Justice Paresh Upadhyay cancelled Chudasama’s election in an order passed on an petition filed by Congress candidate Ashwin Rathod, challenging the BJP leader’s victory from Dholka constituency by a margin of 327 votes in the 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls.
Rathod had demanded re-verification of 429 postal ballots that the returning officer had canceled. The judge is also reported to have passed strict comments on the way returning officer Dhaval Jani acted.