Relief for MoS as HC stays proceedings in trial court

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court (HC) on Monday gave relief to Minister of State (MoS) for Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja, who has been accused of violating the code of conduct during the Assembly Elections of 2007, by issuing a stay order in the trial court against ongoing proceedings.

The Gujarat High Court has granted the stay on the petition of Pradipsinh Jadeja, who challenged the order issued by the Metropolitan Court on December 30, in regards to the complaint filed against him for breach of the code of conduct.

In his petition filed with the High Court on January 8, Jadeja demanded that the complaint against him be quashed.
Monday’s stay order is in response to this petition.

The case against Jadeja is based on allegations that, in 2007, the then-candidate from Asarawa constituency distributed a leaflet with photos of then Chief Minister Narendra Modi during Navratri Garba. A written complaint was made by Pankaj Shah of the city Congress committee to the election officer, saying Jadeja had continued to distribute these propaganda pamphlets even though the election was already underway.