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Varun files undertaking in SC, vows not to make hate speeches

delhi Updated: Apr 20, 2009 20:36 IST
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BJP leader Varun Gandhi, booked under National Security Act, on Monday filed his undertaking before the Supreme Court assuring it that he would not make any provocative and inflammatory speeches during his parole, which are likely to disturb communal harmony.

"The affidavit has been filed in terms of the direction of the Supreme Court," Varun's counsel Sandeep Kapur said.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan had on April 16 dictated the nature of the undertaking which the BJP leader had to file.

The Bench had said Varun in his affidavit will say "that I undertake that I will not by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visual representations or otherwise, promote or attempts to promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other grounds whatsoever, disharmony or feeling or enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religions , races....Or any act which disturb public tranquility during the period of interim bail/parole".

The 29-year-old BJP candidate, who is to make his electoral debut from Pilibhit Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, was granted two weeks parole/interim bail on April 16 by the Supreme Court which had directed him to give undertakings to the police in Etah, where he was lodged in a jail, and to the apex court that he will desist from making "inflammatory and provocative speeches threatening to disturb public order".