Congress complains to Election Commission against Modi for hiding marital status

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 16:15 hrs

Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday sought action by the Election Commission against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for hiding facts about his marriage in election affidavits filed by him in the past.

"We have filed a petition with the Election Commission seeking action against Modi for hiding facts in his election affidavits regarding his marriage," said Sibal.

While filing a poll affidavit on Wednesday in Vadodara in Gujarat, Modi has for the first time acknowledged that he is married to Jashodaben, a retired school teacher, from whom he had separated decades ago.

Modi wrote the name Jashodaben in the column titled spouse. He had kept it blank during previous successive state elections that he had fought in the past. (ANI)

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