News / SC sets May 6 deadline for EC to decide on poll code violation charges against Modi-Shah

India Today : May 02, 2019, 03:43 PM

he Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission (EC) to decide on nine complaints filed by the Congress, alleging Model Code of Conduct violation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. The court has sit a May 6 deadline for the Election Commission to finalise its decision.

EC told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that it has already decided on two out of the 11 complaints which were fiiled by the Congress party against Modi and Shah for alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Congress further said that they have 40 complaints while orders were passed on only 20, which were against other people and not PM Modi and Amit Shah.

The court has asked the Election Commission to decide on all complaints by Monday.

Senior advocate, A M Singhvi, appearing for Congress Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Dev, who has filed a petition in the apex court on the issue, said that they have given 11 representations to EC against the duo but it has taken decision on only two.

"The remaining representations of the petitioners shall be decided by the Election Commission before we hear the matter again on Monday (May 6)," said the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.