Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today adjourned the hearing on a plea alleging election code violation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Justice J B Pardiwala posted the hearing to October 27 after public prosecutor Mitesh Amin sought time.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Nishant Verma moved the high court against the verdict of a local court which in May dismissed his plea seeking legal action against Modi for allegedly breaching the poll code on April 30, 2014.
Chief judicial magistrate of Ahmedabad rural court S R Sinh had dismissed his plea, upholding the clean chit given to Modi by the city crime branch.
As voting was underway on April 30, 2014, for the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, Modi, then the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, addressed a press conference after casting his vote in a school at Ranip area here. He then also displayed his party’s symbol, lotus.
The Election Commission then ordered the city crime branch to conduct a probe.
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