Gujarat HC rejects plea against Modi for alleged poll code breach

AHMEDABAD (TIP): The Gujarat High Court on Thursday upheld a lower court order rejecting a petition filed by an AAP worker against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged poll code breach in 2014, saying that the magistrate had done so in an appropriate manner.

Justice JB Pardiwala while upholding the lower court order rejected admission of the petition, saying, “I am not impressed with your submission that the magistrate did not follow proper procedure while dismissing your petition.”

He said, “As per my interpretation, the magistrate has power to reject and it was done in an appropriate manner, so I hereby reject it (petition).”

The petition was filed by Aam Aadmi Party worker Nishant Verma against the verdict of the local court, which in May this year had dismissed his plea seeking legal action against Modi for allegedly breaching the poll code last year.

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