Revision petition filed against Modi for remarks against Nehru
A revision petition was filed in a local court today challenging the rejection of a defamation case against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.Updated: Aug 28, 2010 18:28 IST
A revision petition was filed in a local court on Saturday challenging the rejection of a defamation case against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
The revision petition, filed by a Youth Congress leader, will come up for hearing before the District and Sessions Court here on September one.
The Chief Judicial Magistrate Bharat Bhushan Gupta had rejected the defamation case against Modi on August 7 saying the court did not have the jurisdiction to hear the plea.
Youth Congresss state Secretary Charmesh Sharma had filed the defamation case on July 3 against Modi accusing him of saying at a public meeting in Gandhinagar on June 5 that Nehru had "done nothing for children".
Sharma had said in the petition that he and other admirers of Nehru were "deeply hurt and pained" by Modi's comments, which he had heard on a private television channel and read on a website.
He had also pointed out that Nehru's birth anniversary on November 14 is observed as Children's Day across India because of his contribution to child welfare.
Sharma had enclosed video recording of the telecast and photocopies of the website report with his petition.
First Published: Aug 28, 2010 18:26 IST