38.6c New Delhi, India, Monday, May 20, 2024
Judiciary

Two FIRs Filed Against BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy For Alleging Rahul Gandhi Consumes Cocaine

By LawStreet News Network      08 July, 2019 12:00 AM      0 Comments
Two FIRs Filed Against BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy For Alleging Rahul Gandhi Consumes Cocaine

The Congress on July 7, 2019, filed two police complaints against Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy for alleging that Rahul Gandhi consumes cocaine.

“We have lodged an FIR against Subramanian Swamy at Kotwali Nagar, Barabanki [Uttar Pradesh] over his remark, ‘Congress President Rahul Gandhi consumes cocaine’,” ANI quoted Congress leader P.L. Punia as saying. “We have demanded strict action against Subramanian,” the Congress leader said.

In a letter to the police, the Congress said Swamy’s comments on Friday (July 5, 2019) had harmed Gandhi’s reputation. “Rahul Gandhi is the future of the country and such an allegation against him has hurt Congress workers and the people of the country,” the letter stated.

The second FIR was filed at Patthalgaon police station in Chhattisgarh on Saturday night (July 6, 2019), pursuant to a complaint filed by Jashpur district Congress President Pawan Agarwal, Jashpur Superintendent of Police Shankar Lal Baghel told PTI.

“Swamy himself knows that his statement was false and intentional to insult Rahul Gandhi ji,” Agarwal said in his complaint. “Swamy knows that his statement can encourage enmity between political parties and provoke people. Such a statement can disturb peace among people,” he added.

Chhattisgarh Congress spokesperson Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said Swamy’s statement was unacceptable, The Indian Express reported. “It has disrespected Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party in the state and all over the country,” Trivedi said. “He has no moral and legal right to make such a false statement.”

Following the registration of FIR, Swamy said he was surprised by the Chhattisgarh Police’s decision to register the FIR. “This FIR is stupid because the police did not do a dope test to verify the truth,” he said.

Swamy allegedly made the controversial remark after Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said leaders calling Punjabis “Nashedis [drug addicts]” should undergo dope test first. “The person Harsimrat Kaur is thinking of is Rahul Gandhi,” he allegedly said. “Certainly, Rahul will fail the dope test as he takes cocaine.”

 



Share this article:

User Avatar
About:


Leave a feedback about this
TRENDING NEWS

supreme-court-refuses-to-entertain-plea-for-stay-on-new-criminal-laws
Trending Judiciary
Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea for stay on new criminal laws

SC refuses plea to stay new criminal laws. Court deems the plea casual, noting laws aren't yet implemented. Petitioner withdraws. Laws effective from July 1, 2024.

20 May, 2024 12:58 PM
scba-election-result-2024-know-the-newly-elected-members
Trending Know The Law
SCBA Election Result 2024, Know the newly elected members

SCBA Election Result 2024: Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal elected President. Know the newly elected members and key office bearers leading the Supreme Court Bar Association.

20 May, 2024 03:03 PM

TOP STORIES

sc-issues-notice-to-ed-on-hemant-sorens-plea-against-arrest-in-land-scam
Trending Judiciary
SC Issues Notice to ED on Hemant Soren's Plea Against Arrest in Land Scam

Supreme Court issues notice to ED on Hemant Soren's plea against arrest in a land scam case, sets hearing for May 17 after senior advocate Kapil Sibal's request for an earlier date.

14 May, 2024 11:24 AM
3800-metric-tonnes-of-solid-wastes-going-untreated-everyday-in-delhi-sc-records-concern
Trending Environment
3,800 metric tonnes of solid wastes going untreated everyday in Delhi SC records concern

The Supreme Court expressed concern as 3,800 metric tonnes of solid waste in Delhi go untreated daily. The issue must be addressed promptly beyond political lines.

14 May, 2024 11:30 AM
plea-filed-in-sc-for-review-of-april-26-evm-vvpat-verdict
Trending Judiciary
Plea filed in SC for review of April 26 EVM VVPAT verdict

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court to review its April 26 verdict on EVM VVPAT verification, challenging the decision that dismissed a demand for 100% vote cross-verification.

14 May, 2024 12:13 PM
ai-cant-detect-consent-microsoft-and-google-tell-delhi-high-court
Trending Judiciary
AI can’t detect consent Microsoft and Google tell Delhi High Court

Microsoft and Google tell Delhi HC that AI can't detect consent for NCII takedowns, challenging a 24-hour removal directive under IT Act's safe harbour protections.

14 May, 2024 01:33 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email