New Delhi: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.His affidavit, filed with the Election Commission of India (ECI) as part of his nomination papers for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, shows Amit Anil Chandra Shah held listed shares worth Rs 17.56 crore as of March 22, 2019.Unlike his opponent though, Rahul Gandhi, president of the Congress Party, has equity exposure mainly through mutual funds. His affidavit for the Wayanad constituency shows his investments are in mutual funds only instead of directly holding stocks.
Singhvi said the party has sought that BJP chief Amit Shah’s nomination from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat be disqualified as he has filed a false affidavit of his income declaration. The Congress leader said the party also brought up with the poll panel the issue of cash seizure in Arunachal Pradesh, where currency worth Rs 1.8 crore was seized before Modi’s visit earlier this week.
The cash was seized from a car in Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu’s convoy ,with the Congress alleging a “cash for votes” scam in the state. The party has asked the poll panel to register a case against Modi as well as the chief minister and his deputy. The Congress has also sought the termination of the candidature of Tapir Gao, the BJP’s Arunachal Pradesh president who has been fielded from the Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency.