A complaint was on Saturday filed against BJP MP Ashwini Choubey in a Darbhanga court for his controversial remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi even as angry Congress workers staged a dharna outside the MP's hotel in his Buxar constituency seeking a written apology.
Darbhanga district Congress leader Ramnarain Jha filed a complaint against Choubey in the court of chief judicial magistrate GK Shrivastava for "filthy" comments against the AICC president and vice president.
Addressing a BJP workers' meeting at Rajauli in Nawada district on Thursday night, Choubey had described Sonia as the demonic mythical character 'Putana' and referred to Rahul as a parrot.
Jha said he was hurt after seeing insulting comments on Sonia and Rahul in the print media and TV channels.
His lawyer Pawan Chaudhary said they have urged the court to direct registration of case against Choubey under IPC sections 153-B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 500 (punishment for defamation) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace).
He said the CJM has admitted the complaint and transferred the matter to first class judicial magistrate court which will hear it on June 30.
A large number of Youth Congress workers held a dharna outside a hotel in Buxar where Choubey is staying.
Led by Buxar Youth Congress president Satyendra Ojha protesters have been sitting on dharna outside the hotel and raising slogans against Choubey and BJP since morning, a Buxar report said.
Buxar sub divisional officer (SDO) Gautam Kumar and sub divisional police officer (SDPO) Sunil Kumar are on the spot and are trying to convince the protesters to end the stir.
State Youth Congress president Kumar Ashish told PTI in Patna that agitation would continue till the MP tenders a written apology for "demeaning" remarks on Sonia and Rahul.