KAINTH ON TUESDAY SENT A COPY OF THE AFFIDAVIT FILED BY KALIA WITH HIS NOMINATIONS FOR CONTESTING THE ELECTIONS, TO BJP HIGH COMMAND, ALLEGING THAT THE KALIA HAD FURNISHED WRONG INFORMATION ON OATH FOR THE SAKE OF CONTESTING ELECTION
RAJESH KALIA REBUTS THE ALLIGATION
A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) party’s Chandigarh unit announced Rajesh Kalia, as their official candidate for the post of Mayor, triggering a revolt within the party, the BJP’s rebel councillor Satish Kainth who had filed papers for the post as an Independent has sent a letter to Prime Minister’s office and national president Amit Shah alleging that Kalia had submitted a false affidavit to get councillor seat. Sharing more, Kainth alleged that in December 2016 when Kalia had contested for the post of councillor from ward number seven, he had then furnished wrong information on oath for the sake of contesting election which he could not have contested had he not sworn a false affidavit. “I am surprised that how the senior leaders of the party and the party high command remained unaware about the fact that one of their councillors had furnished wrong information,” said Kainth. Refuting the allegations, Councillor Rajesh Kalia said, “The information I had submits is correct and if somebody on legal grounds think that it was wrong, should challenge the same in court.
” Elaborating more details on the legal grounds about the affidavit submitted by Kalia (a copy of which is with Daily Post), Punjab Haryana High Court Advocate Dharmpal Gill said that as per law and the case details dating April 1, 1998, Kalia was an accused in case registered under section 325 IPC and was convicted also for one year and his revision petition in the high court was also dismissed and later he was ordered to be released on prohibition. Gill said that as per law, under section 325 IPC, punishment prescribed is up to seven years, so therefore he has mislead and furnished wrong information in column number one vis vis reference that he was not accused of offences punishable with imprisonment for two year or more because section 325 entails punishment for seven years, resultantly this man ought to have furnished the complete details with regard to case registered against him under section 325 IPC in column number (1) and recoding no or nil he has furnished a false affidavit, for which is deserved to be booked and proceeded against and also unseated and further disqualify.
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