New Delhi, Apr 11 (): Narendra Modi’s acknowledgement of his marital status is due to a Supreme Court judgement and in September 2013 the Election Commission acting on court directives made it compulsory for candidates to fill in their poll affidavits fully.
EC has however ruled out taking any action on Modi’s earlier poll declarations which left his martial status blank. This is the first time Narendra Modi has publicly acknowledged the existence of his wife. Narendra Modi’s wife had earlier given interviews to the media. She had described him as a person who spent most part of his life in RSS offices and worked for the party.
She had also indicated that her in-laws were kind to her and she moved out on her own will. A member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and Congress asked the Election Commission to set aside Narendra Modi’s election results of the 2012 Gujarat assembly election and cancel his nomination papers for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat for hiding his marriage in earlier polls and declaring it as if he got married in 2014.
Sources in the poll panel said in Delhi that the new directive came in last year and till then it was not compulsory to fill in all columns. Narendra Modi had stated that he has no knowledge of his wife’s wealth.
The media made a beeline to Narendra Modi’s wife’s house and they were informed that she has gone on a pilgrimage. Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer pointed out that the EC did not have the powers to cancel a declared election result.
Brother of Narendra Modi said that it was a child marriage forced on the kids by their parents. Modi walked out of the house after it was solemnized. Narendra Modi got inspired by Swami Vivekananda and left home to work for the nation, said his brother.
Narendra Modi’s wife stays with her brother. She was a teacher in a government school and now retired. Modi’s four brothers live a spartan life and away from power. Modi had often boasted that he did not have the need to be corrupt as he was single.