FIRs following Modi and the answers silence the prosecution
FIRs following Modi for this reason of other and the answer given that silence the prosecution and the eventuality the prosecution in the process shed all its teeth to bite .
The police action came after the Election Commission took serious note of the BJP prime ministerial candidate’s violation of the electoral laws, under which no person can display any election matter or address a meeting in a polling booth on the day of election, and ordered filing of FIR against Modi.
Promptly, the crime branch police in Ahmedabad filed an FIR against Modi for displaying BJP’s election symbol ‘Lotus’ and making a speech after casting his vote in Gandhinagar, “Two FIR have been registered by the city crime branch in connection with the events, “ Gujarat DGP PC Thakur told PTI . One of the FIRs is against television channels which broadcast the press conference.
Sources in the crime branch said that as per EC directive FIRs have been registered invoking provision under the Represents of the People Act, which provides for imprisonment upto two years.
Modi, a voter in a booth in Ranip in Gandhinagar Lok Saba constituency, cast his vote and then addressed a press conference outside the booth attacking the Congress but repeatedly displayed ‘Lotus’ by holding it high in his hand, which is a clear violation of the law. This angered the Congress which immediately complained to the Election Commission seeking action against Modi including his disqualification. The other parties also attacked Modi AAP calling him a ‘habitual offender’.
The Commission got into action and issued directed authorities in Gujarat to file FIR against the Chife minister.
‘’ The Commission is of the view that by holding that meeting and also by addressing the same today when the polling is same today when the polling is going on in the entire state of Gujarat and in different parts of the country, Narender Modi has violated the provisions of Sections 126 (1)(a) and 126 (1)(b) of People Act, 1951.
‘’Therefore, the Commission directs…. That complaint / FIR as the case may be , should be filed against Narendra Modi and all other who were involved in the convening and holding of the said meeting….. ,’’the EC order said in Dellhi.