BJP to initiate legal action against Bharti's FB post

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Aug 30, 2015 23:50 IST

A post uploaded by chief parliamentary secretary (education) Neeraj Bharti on his Facebook account targeting Bharatiya Janata Party leaders has escalated tension between the ruling Congress and the opposition party.

The BJP on Sunday threatened to initiate legal action against the "derogatory" post.

"We are looking into whether a case can be registered under the Indian Penal Code, besides the Information Technology Act against the 'derogatory' remarks posted by CPS Neeraj Bharti on his Facebook account," BJP's chief whip and Shimla legislator Suresh Bhardwaj said here on Sunday.

"It does not behove of elected legislators to post such posts. Moreover, Bharti is also a CPS," he added.

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