Rahul Gandhi’s Asset case, EC seeks a probe

Head of Congress election coordination committee for 2014 election, Rahul Gandhi bow into new asset de-recognision allegations raised by Subramanian Swamy.

As per Swamy, Congress general secretary, Mr. Gandhi gave galse affidavit regarding information of his assets while filing nomination papers for the Amethi Lok sabha seat in the 2009 polls.

Meanwhile, Election Commission (EC) rocked a strict full investigation which is going to be held by the chief electoral officer (CEO) of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to submit all report regarding Swamy’s allegations.

Another source said that EC has moved probing directions towards Returning Officer of Amethi Lok Sabha constituency from CEO and instructed them for detailing Swamy’s allegations over Rahul’s assets.

“Since the affidavit is filed before the Returning Officer, in view of the provisions of Section 195 of CrPC, it is the Returning Officer concerned, who is the competent authority to consider any complaint regarding false statement in the affidavit…,” EC letter said, as per source.

As per Swamy’s allegations, Mr. Gandhi d had suppressed information that he has no shares and debentures in the companies, but in Associated Journals by the list of sharholders on September 30, 2008, Mr. Gandhi had more than three lakh shares in the company.

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