Cong Drags Parikar to EC Over FIR Row


New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing Laltgate controversy, trouble for BJP seems to be brewing as the Congress on Thursday dragged Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to the Election Commission over the issue of the affidavit that the minister presented for the Rajya Sabha poll.

Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Parrikar for not disclosing a criminal FIR in his affidavit. Parrikar, however, has clarified that it was not necessary to mention details of FIRs in the affidavit. Giving detail of FIRs is needed only if court frames charges in punishable offence of more than two years, the minister said.