The Karnataka Congress filed FIR against BJP leader and IT Cell Chief Amit Malviya on Wednesday in Bengaluru allegedly for 'mocking' Rahul Gandhi. Malviya was booked over an animated video of Rahul Gandhi. He was booked under sections 153A 120b 505(2), 34 of IPC in Bengaluru's High Grounds Police Station for his tweet against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, following complaint from Congress's Ramesh Babu.
Malviya's Twitter Post
Malviya recently shared a video on Rahul Gandhi’s US visit and alleged that he is playing an ‘insidious game,’ which depicted him acting anti-Indian. This has stoked a controversy with Congress leaders hitting on the BJP leader for demeaning their party's top brass.
Congress Slams Amit Malviya
Congress leader Pawan Khera hit out at Malviya and stated that more FIRs should be filed against him for hampering other people's and country's images.
"More FIRs should be registered against him (Amit Malviya). If anyone is responsible for playing with truth, facts, people's images and country's reputation, it is the BJP IT cell," said Pawan Khera on FIR registered against BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya in Karnataka.
Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge stated that the said case was filed by the party after seeking a legal opinion. He said, “BJP always cries whenever they are asked to face the law. They have a problem following the law of the land. I want to ask the the party that which part of the FIR has been filed with a mala fide intention. We have done it after taking legal advice and if they think that it is of wrong intention, face us legally.”
Tejasvi Surya Reacts To Kharge's Remarks
Responding to Priyank Kharge's remarks, Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya said that the case is politically motivated. He also stated that they will challenge it in the court for justice. “The FIR filed against Sri @amitmalviya is politically motivated. Plain and simple. Case is registered under 153A and 505(2) of IPC for his alleged statement against Rahul Gandhi. Both the above sections deal with promoting enmity between groups. So, what is Rahul Gandhi? An individual or a group or a class. We will challenge this in the court & ensure justice,” tweeted Surya.