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BJP files complaint against Tamil magazine over intent to ‘insult’ PM Modi

In its complaints, the Tamil Nadu BJP unit said the magazine portrayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an “obnoxious manner”.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2017 17:27 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at White House’s Rose Garden on June 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo)

The BJP on Tuesday filed a police complaint against a Tamil magazine for allegedly portraying Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an “obnoxious manner.”

In the complaint lodged with deputy inspector general, Coimbatore Zone, Tamil Nadu unit BJP treasurer SR Sekhar said the magazine’s cover page portrayed Modi, chief minister K Palaniswami and other ministers in an “obnoxious manner” in an apparent reference to the Presidential poll.

The ruling AIADMK has offered support to the NDA’s nominee, Ram Nath Kovind.

“Shri Modi is the tallest leader of the world and his image has been used for cheap publicity which would project a bad image about the PM among the people,” the complaint said.

He alleged there was an intention to “insult our PM” and sought registration of an FIR under different sections of Indian Penal Code.

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 17:27 IST