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“You Better Correct Yourself”: Karnataka HC Pulls Up BJP After Party Claims An Affidavit Of Not Having Held Any Public Gatherings During COVID-19 [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 5 Mar 2021 10:54pm

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The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) filed an affidavit filed in which it stated that no public rally or gathering was held by the party during the COVID-19 pandemic times.

The counsel BJP withdrew the affidavit on Wednesday before the Karnataka High Court and and expressed that he would like to file a fresh one. This happened after the Court warned that there will be action for perjury for making a false statement on affidavit. The HC said that the Bench had photographs which contradicted the ruling party's version.

“A very bold statement to make that this party has not conducted any road shows or gatherings. This is false. You better correct yourself. There are photographs of the events,” a bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay S Oka told the counsel representing the BJP.

“You (Counsel for BJP) better take instruction or else this will be a false statement on oath. Not a single road show or gathering or public rally was held by you?Are you very serious about this statement?,” a bewildered CJ Oka asked.

"We expected you to take the lead and whenever you hold some function or rallies you lay down some norms for your party workers. That is not done by you", the CJ added.

 

Following this, the bench ordered :

“Counsel appearing for the fifth respondent seeks permission to withdraw the affidavit filed on 26th February 2021 with a liberty to file a fresh affidavit. Though we are granting liberty to file a fresh affidavit, the original affidavit will remain on record and… Continue Reading...


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