Congress moves SC against Modi's statement on Rajiv Gandhitext_fields
New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against Prime Minister Narendra Modi terming former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi "Bhrashtachari No 1 (Corrupt No 1)" at poll rally in Uttar Pradesh last week.
In an additional affidavit filed before the court, Congress MP Sushmita Dev, who had approached the apex court against the poll panel's clearing Prime Minister Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of poll code violations, said the ate speeches made by the two shoudl be declared "corrupt practices" under Section 123A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
Her additional affidavit came a day after the Supreme Court asked her to put on record the Election Commission's order giving clean chit to PM Modi and Amit Shah.
Citing Modi's statement against Rahiv Gandhi, the Congress noted that the poll panel had ordered action against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for speeches similar in tone and tenor.