A case has been filed against the National President of the Congress Party, Mallikarjun Kharge, for his “provocative statements” regarding the President of India.
A Supreme Court advocate has filed a complaint against Kharge, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others for making “provocative” statements by mentioning the caste of President Murmu.
The complainant stated that such statements by an influential individual promote enmity among communities and are highly condemnable. He has also asked the IPS Sanjay Arora, Commissioner of Police, Delhi to register a complaint and take strict legal action against the accused.
“I am a law-abiding citizen and practising lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. I am filing this complaint against Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and Arvind Kejriwal, CM Delhi, and others who have made provocative, inflammatory, derogatory, and inciting statements with the sole motive of promoting enmity between the community by mentioning the caste of the President of India Droupadi Murmu” said the complainant.
The complainant quoted one of the statements given by the Congress president in the backdrop of the inauguration of the new parliament building.
“It looks like the Modi Government has ensured the election of President of India from the Dalit and the Tribal communities only for electoral reasons. While former President Kovind was not invited to the new Parliament foundation-laying ceremony, the President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu is not being invited for the inauguration of the new Parliament building.” said the Congress President.
The complainant stated that the statements made by the leaders were intentional and had the objective of showing that the Prime Minister has deliberately not invited the President to the inauguration of the new building.
He also stated that the wide circulation and publication of the news on different platforms will provoke the ST and Adivasi community.
“The political leaders just for the sake of their political gain should not be allowed to stoop to the level of disgracing the highest constitutional posts. Besides, it would cause fear in the community creating distrust against the duly elected government, which are offences under sections 121,153A,505,34 IPC which are cognizable offences and very serious in nature,” read the complaint.