DEO rejects Mistry's objection to Modi's candidature
Vadodara district electoral officer
today rejected the objection to the nomination papers of
Narendra Modi, raised by Congress candidate from the seat who
said that the BJP's prime ministerial candidate has not
provided assets and liability details of his wife.
During the scrutiny of the nomination papers today,
Congress candidate from Vadodara, Madhusudan Mistry pointed
out that Modi has failed to provide details of PAN card
number, bank account details, etc, of his wife Jasodaben in
his nomination papers.
He demanded from District Electoral Officer Vinod Rao that
Modi's candidature be rejected as he has failed to provide
details of assets and liabilities of his wife.
Mistry also requested the Election Commission to register
an FIR against Modi for his failure in providing other details
of his wife in the columns of his nomination papers in which
he has just said that details are 'not known' to him.
In an affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers
filed yesterday for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, Modi for the
first time declared himself as a married man by revealing his
wife's name as Jashodaben.
However, in the column where he has to declare assets and
liabilities in the name of his wife, Modi has written that he
has no information on it.
Vadodara District Collector Vinod Rao, however, rejected
the objection raised by Mistry citing a Supreme Court ruling
on the issue with regard to some other case.
Mistry contended, "It is mandatory for a candidate to
provide all details in nomination papers as per directive of
the Election Commission and Modi who is nominated as prime
minister nominee by his party, cannot hide them."
"Modi has not given divorce to his wife. So he should have
provided all details about his wife in his nomination papers,"
After Rao overruled his objections, Mistry demanded that
the district electoral officer should provide to him this
ruling in writing.
Modi, Mistry and AAP candidate Sunil Kulkarni are pitted
against each other in a three-way contest for the Vadodara Lok