Supreme Court to hear Sushmita Dev’s plea against Modi, Shah tomorrow
Member of parliament from Silchar, Sushmita Dev who is contesting for a second reached out the Supreme Court accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President of violating the Model Code of Conduct.
Dev’s complain is that the Modi-Shah duo are openly violating poll conduct and the election commission is in a state of “inaction”. She cited eight such instances when the Modi – Shah duo violated the code and EC refused to take cognizance of the complaints filed against the Bharatiya Janata Party.
She pleaded to the apex court to issue “urgent and necessary” directives to the election commission. Sushmita Dev was represented in the court by senior lawyer and her Congress colleague, Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
The panel of judges headed by chief justice, Ranjan Gogoi said it would hear the plea tomorrow, (April 30, 2019)
Speaking to Barak Bulletin, Sushmita Dev said, “The congress party has filed about 8 complaints about violation of MCC by Shah & PM but ECI has remained silent on them. No action whatsoever has been taken. No notice issued and even no dismissal of complaint. No one is above the law. ECI took action against UP CM, Mayawati, Siddhu & Azam Khan so why no process is being followed on complaints against PM & Shah. I hopeful that SC will direct ECI to follow proper process.”
In her plea, Dev mentioned that on April 9, 2019, Prime Minister Modi asked for vote on the name of the martyrs who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attacked. As per sources she also complained against Modi’s recent roadshow in Gujarat. It is yet to be known if Sushmita Dev’s list of eight instances include excerpts from Modi or Shah’s speeches at her own constituency – Silchar.