Maharashtra CM Fadnavis in trouble after Supreme Court decision on false affidavit
1st October 2019
New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis received a major setback from the Supreme Court just before the assembly elections in the state. The Supreme Court has approved the prosecution for allegedly providing false information against him in a 2014 election affidavit. Fadnavis is alleged that he did not give information about 2 criminal cases going against him in the affidavit given during the 2014 assembly elections. In this case, Fadnavis had got relief from the trial court and Bombay High Court, but the clean chit he got was quashed by the bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Anirudh Bose. What is the matter Lawyer Satish Ukay had filed a petition in the Supreme Court alleging that Fadnavis had hidden the information while filing his nomination in the 2014 assembly elections. He had alleged in the petition that Fadnavis had hidden information about pending two criminal cases against him in Nagpur District Court. The petitioner contended that by doing so, Fadnavis violated Section 125A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. In this regard, the lower court and the High Court had said that prima facie no case is made against Fadnavis.