PM Modi degree row: Gujarat HC rejects Arvind Kejriwal's plea to review Rs 25,000 fine order
In June, Kejriwal requested the HC to review the order and spare him from the fine imposed on him for taking the proceedings of CIC in another direction
In a setback for Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Gujarat high court on Thursday rejected his application seeking a review of the order imposing Rs 25,000 fine on him and making castigating remarks against him for persisting with the matter of disclosure of PM Narendra Modi's degree by the Gujarat University under the provisions of Right to Information Act.
On March 31, Justice Biren Vaishnav allowed GU's application and quashed the chief information commissioner's (CIC) order to the university to disclose Modi's MA degree under the RTI provisions.
In June, Kejriwal requested the HC to review the order and spare him from the fine imposed on him for taking the proceedings of CIC in another direction.
Justice Vaishnav said that the decision to impose a fine on him was justified.
Rejecting the review plea, the judge cited a Supreme Court judgment to say, "This application cannot be said to be seeking review of the said legal findings."
It also criticized Kejriwal for resorting to the remedy of review and said that looking at the grounds and arguments raised, "it cannot be said that the applicant has sought to invoke this remedy purely with a view to seeking legal recourse".