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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bihar lawyer moves court against Rahul Gandhi, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav

The court of the chief judicial magistrate, Patna,summoned Gandhi for a personal appearance on May 20, in relation to another complaint filed on April 18.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 27, 2019 23:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Patna/Ara
Rahul Gandhi,Tejashwi Prasad Yadav,Rashtriya Janata Dal
The court of the chief judicial magistrate, Patna,summoned Rahul Gandhi for a personal appearance on May 20, in relation to another complaint filed on April 18.(HT File Photo)

Trouble doesn’t seem to end for Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Bihar, where he is facing a fourth case, this time for making the crowd at an election rally in Samastipur chant the slogan “chowkidar chor hai” (the watchman is the thief).

A local lawyer has approached the court of chief judicial magistrate of Ara, Shailendra Kumar Sharma, seeking the registration of cases against Gandhi under sections of 124a {sedition} and 505 (1) (b) {public mischief) of the IPC. The lawyer, identified as Satyavarat, also named Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who shared the stage with Gandhi at the rally, as co-accused. The two parties are in an alliance in the state, which goes to polls for five out of its 40 seats on April 29.

The court of the chief judicial magistrate, Patna,summoned Gandhi for a personal appearance on May 20, in relation to another complaint filed on April 18. The summons will be issued on Monday. Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi took exception to Gandhi’s comment that associated the surname Modi with wrongdoing, and filed a complaint.

Congress lawmaker and the party’s media panellist Premchandra Mishra said, “BJP is taking recourse to the judicial courts out of desperation as the party does not have the faith in the people’s court.”

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 23:53 IST

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