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SC declines to interfere in EC rejection of complaint of hate speeches by PM, Shah
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SC declines to interfere in EC rejection of complaint of hate speeches by PM, Shah

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New Delhi, May 8 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain Indian National Congress MP Sushmita Dev's petition seeking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah for violation of the model code of conduct by alleged hate speeches during the campaign for the 17th Lok Sabha.

Headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, the bench ruled that it could not interfere with the clean chits of the Election Commission of India to the Premier and Mr Shah on the grounds that the plaintiff had only prayed for a direction to the poll panel to act on the Congress party's complaint.

The decision on the Congress party's complaint fell, the bench affirmed, in the domain of the Election Commission.If the Congress party desires, it can, the apex court held, file separate petitions challenging each clean chit to PM Modi and Mr Shah as these constitute individual cases. UNI