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Shashi Tharoor told to appear in court over ‘scorpion’ remark against PM Modi

The order against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor comes on a plea by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar who had filed a complaint against Tharoor alleging that the comments hurt his religious sentiments.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2019 16:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday received summons from a Delhi court for his “scorpion” remark against PM Narendra Modi.(HT File Photo)

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday received summons from a Delhi court for his “scorpion” remark against PM Narendra Modi. The order comes on a plea by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar who had filed a complaint against Tharoor alleging that the comments hurt his religious sentiments.

Tharoor has been asked to appear before the court June 7, according to news agency ANI.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 16:22 IST