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A local court today deferred the pronouncement of order on an application seeking issue of a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with his affidavit at the time of 2012 Gujarat assembly elections.

Aam Aadmi Party member Nishant Verma had moved the sessions court after the magistrate’s court dismissed his application seeking registration of a criminal case against Modi for not disclosing his marital status in his 2012 election affidavit.
Additional sessions judge G N Rana of Ahmedabad district court said he was likely to pronounce the order on the application filed by Verma on October 10.

Verma has sought issuance of notices to Modi and Returning Officer P K Jadeja under CrPC section 401(2), which provides for giving a hearing to the accused. Modi disclosed his marital status and the name of his wife for the first time when he filed nomination for Lok Sabha election from Vadodara this year. During the 2012 assembly election, he had left the column in the affidavit seeking information about the spouse blank.


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