New Delhi, Apr 16 UNI | 4 months ago

Law minister Kapil Sibal today complained to the Election commission against the BJP and its leader Subramanian Swamy for comments made against him and his wife.

Talking to reporters here, Mr Sibal said, "Swamy had made a charge that in my nomination papers filed for the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat, I had not given an account of shares held by my wife in some companies. This is an absolute lie.

"Further, he has also claimed that my wife has taken crore of rupees as loan from a PSU bank whereas the reality is that she has not taken a single rupee from the bank as loan.

"So, I have complained to the Election commission and also urged them to take action against Swamy and the BJP. I have asked them to lodge an FIR against Swamy," he added.

Earlier, BJP leader Swamy had approached the EC seeking action against Mr Sibal, the Congress candidate from Chandni Chowk, accusing him of 'wilfully' not disclosing details of companies owned by his wife in his election affidavit.

In a petition to Election Commissioner HS Brahma, Swamy had alleged that Mr Sibal has 'wilfully failed to disclose' in his affidavit the assets and liabilities details of at least three companies owned by his wife.

"The failure to disclose these companies especially since they are of substantial assets, is a serious perjury under the criminal law...please forward this complaint with the Election Commission's recommendation to the magistrate concerned to take cognisance and issue due process," Swamy said in his petition.

(Posted on 16-04-2014)