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BJP moves court against Rahul Gandhi for ‘insulting’ tribals

BJP national vice-president Prabhat Jha filed a complaint against AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a district court accusing the Congress leader of using “derogatory words” against tribals.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2013 23:55 IST
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BJP national vice-president Prabhat Jha filed a complaint against AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a district court accusing the Congress leader of using “derogatory words” against tribals.

The complaint is yet to be accepted by the court. Jha who chose to file the complaint through his counsels made a prayer to the first class judicial magistrate court to register a case against Rahul Gandhi for his alleged derogatory words against tribals he used in his public meeting at Shahdol a few days back.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Prabhat Jha said during his rally Rahul Gandhi said, “10 saal se jo sarkar hai isne adivasi ki izzat ki ya nahi? Apko kya lagta hai? Mahilaon ko kya lagta hai? Izzat ki ya nahi? Bharstachar kiya…Balatkar. Sorry. balatkar.” (Has the government shown any respect to the tribals in the last 10 years? What do the women have to say? Did they give you respect. Or rape you?”

Jha’s counsel Om Shrivastava said Rahul Gandhi’s words were tantamount to insult to the tribals. Hence, Jha had requested the court to register a case against Rahul Gandhi under Section 3(10) of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.