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Maya taken to court for Gandhi remark

Two Delhi-based advocates have dragged Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati to the Supreme Court for her derogatory remarks against the Father of Nation. Satya Prakash reports.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2009 23:44 IST
Satya Prakash

Two Delhi-based advocates have dragged Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati to the Supreme Court for her derogatory remarks against the Father of Nation.

They accusing her of violating constitutional provisions that required every citizen to follow the noble ideals that inspired the freedom struggle.

Last month, Mayawati had called Mahatma Gandhi a natakbaaz and his concern for Dalits a ‘drama’. She had condemned both the Father of Nation and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for allegedly being insincere about the improvement in socio-economic conditions of Dalits.

In their public interest litigation, advocates Ravi Kant and Sukumar said Mayawati violated fundamental duties contained in Article 50 A of the Constitution that required every citizen to abide by the Constitution and follow the noble ideals that inspired the freedom struggle.