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Disqualify Amit Shah From Contesting Lok Sabha Elections From Gandhinagar: Congress To EC

The party alleged that the omission of liabilities was "deliberate and not inadvertent."

Disqualify Amit Shah From Contesting Lok Sabha Elections From Gandhinagar: Congress To EC
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Disqualify Amit Shah From Contesting Lok Sabha Elections From Gandhinagar: Congress To EC
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2019-04-06T11:27:56+05:30

The Congress on Friday moved the Election Commission (EC) alleging wilful non-disclosure of liabilities by BJP President Amit Shah and sought his disqualification from contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar.

The party also demanded action against Shah for filing a "false affidavit."

In its complaint, the Congress said that Shah has "once again filed a false affidavit with two glaring omissions."

"First, with regard to a plot in Gandhinagar and second, with regard to loans taken from a commercial bank by his son for which he is the guarantor," the Congress said in its complaint.

Citing reports, the party said that Shah has "undervalued the property which as per the government guidelines is valued at (at least) Rs 66.5 lakh but Mr. Amit Shah has declared its value at Rs 25 lakh".

The Congress said that before filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, Shah had already mortgaged two of his properties (in 2016) to Kalupur Commercial Cooperative Bank (one of Gujarat's largest cooperative banks) for his son Jay Shah's business venture Kusum Finserve.

"The properties were mortgaged in lieu of a large and substantial loan of Rs 25 crore extended by the bank to his son's company. It is therefore a fact that the properties are mortgaged to Kalupur Commercial Cooperative Bank and hence constitute a liability that should have been declared," the complaint said.

The party alleged that the omission of liabilities was "deliberate and not inadvertent."

"The Election Commission of India must take immediate note of this and initiate appropriate proceedings to disqualify Amit Shah from contesting the upcoming elections. Further, the ECI must initiate proceedings against Amit Shah for the filing of a false affidavit," the Congress said in its complaint.

IANS

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