This Article is From Oct 01, 2019

Congress Demands Devendra Fadnavis Quit After Order On Poll-Related Case

Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, charging his government does not believe in morality.

Congress Demands Devendra Fadnavis Quit After Order On Poll-Related Case

The Supreme Court has revived a criminal complaint against Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra polls near.

New Delhi:

The Congress on Tuesday said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has no moral authority to continue in office and should resign as it has come to light that he allegedly hid information pertaining to a criminal case against him in his election affidavit.

Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, charging his government does not believe in morality.

In a setback to Mr Fadnavis ahead of the Assembly polls, the Supreme Court on Tuesday revived a criminal complaint against the BJP leader, alleging he failed to furnish details of two pending criminal cases in his 2014 election affidavit and asked the trial court to consider the case afresh.

The Supreme Court has clarified that Mr Fadnavis hid information about the criminal case, and the trial in this pending case will continue, Shaktisinh Gohil said.

"If trial continues against a chief minister in a criminal case, then he has no right to continue on the post on the moral basis," he said.

Mr Gohil said Congress leaders in the past have set examples by resigning from ministership when they or their relatives names figured in any case.

"If the accused occupies the post of chief minister, then I and the country believe that there is complete possibility of miscarriage of justice," Mr Gohil added.