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PM gave wrong info on plot of land, says Congress

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Published : Apr 17, 2019, 1:15 am IST
Updated : Apr 17, 2019, 1:15 am IST

Urged the Election Commission (EC) to take action against PM.

Pawan Khera
 Pawan Khera

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving “wrong information” in his earlier election about a plot in Gandhinagar allotted to him and urged the Election Commission (EC) to take action against him.

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera told mediapersons that “intriguingly enough, in 2012, while the Supreme Court was hearing an appeal regarding land allotments to government servants in Gujarat, and BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi, who was then the counsel for the state, submitted to the apex court that the Gujarat government had not made any fresh land allotments to MPs, MLAs or public servants since the year 2000”.

“Then how did Narendra Modi acquire this piece of land in Gandhinagar?” he asked.

Mr Khera claimed Mr Modi had declared in the affidavit that he was the sole owner of Plot 411, in Sector 1, a prime property in Gandhinagar, but later omitted that and gave details of another piece of land.

“In the light of discrepancies in the affidavit, the Congress party demands that the EC takes thorough cognisance of the seemingly deliberate omissions in Mr Modi’s affidavit and take appropriate action under the Representation of People Act,” he said.

Rejecting the allegations as  false charges against the PMinister and the finance minister, the BJP on its official Twitter handle said, “There is a bankruptcy of issues in the Congress. Today’s election issue was that the number of the plot owned by the PM (his only asset) is now shown differently numbered from what was shown earlier.” “Similar charge is made against the finance minister. There is a limit to trivialisation. Four plots purchased by four different persons were amalgamated into one on 25.4.2008. Obviously, the number of the amalgamated plot is different from the separate individual numbers,” the BJP said.

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