Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday moved the Election Commission over the issue of the marital status of Narendra Modi by seeking action by the poll body against the BJP leader for “hiding” facts in election affidavits filed by him in the past.

“I have filed a petition with the Election Commission today seeking action against Modi under various provisions of the IPC for hiding facts in his election affidavits regadring his marriage,” Mr. Sibal said after meeting the poll panel.

He said that between 2002 and 2012, Mr. Modi had filed election affidavits while contesting Gujarat assembly elections where he had not mentioned his marital status.

“He has not informed the country about this fact. Now, while contesting from Vadorara Lok Sabha seat, he has mentioned that he is married,” Mr. Sibal said.

He said the Election Commission has assured to examine his plea.

Mr. Modi has for the first time declared himself as a married man by revealing his wife’s name as Jashodaben in an affidavit filed before the Election Commission along with his nomination papers for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat.

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