Congress asks EC to disqualify Amit Shah from contesting Lok Sabha elections
Congress asks EC to disqualify Amit Shah from contesting Lok Sabha elections

New Delhi:  Congress party on Friday asked the Election Commission to disqualify BJP president Amit Shah from contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar for filing a false affidavit of his income declaration,

In its complaint, Congress alleged that the Amit Shah filed a false affidavit with “two glaring omissions"- first, regarding a plot in Gandhinagar and second, regarding loans taken from a commercial bank by his son for which he is the guarantor.

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The grand old party, citing reports, alleged that Shah, in its affidavit, has declared the value of the property as Rs 25 lakh whereas it is valued at nearly Rs 66.5 lakh as per the government guidelines. Congress  further claimed that Shah, before filing his nomination for Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, had mortgaged two of his properties to Kalupur Commercial Cooperative Bank, one of Gujarat's largest cooperative banks for his son Jay Shah's business venture in 2016.

the party said in its complaint, reported news agency IANS, "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.”

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The complaint further demand, "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.”


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