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Mumbai Congress to file FIR against BJP leader for calling Rahul Gandhi ‘Babar bhakt’

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam to file a police complaint on Friday against GVL Narasimha Rao for his tweet

mumbai Updated: Dec 08, 2017 13:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Rao called Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi “Babar bhakt” and “kin of Khilji” in a tweet on Wednesday.(HT File Photo)

Taking strong objection to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao’s “Babar bhakt” tweet against Rahul Gandhi, the Congress’ Mumbai unit has decided to file a police complaint against him on Friday.

On Wednesday, Rao called the Congress vice-president “Babar bhakt” and “kin of Khilji” for allegedly opposing the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam said he would go to Versova police station on Friday at noon to register a First Information report (FIR) against Rao under section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, for his “derogatory and defamatory” message. “The BJP’s spokesperson has levelled highly objectionable allegations against Rahulji. By relating him and his family to Khilji, he means to say that the Gandhi family was involved in plundering Somnath mandir. He has dared to say that our leader is against Ram mandir in Ayodhya,” Nirupam said.

The Congress has also demanded that the BJP show some dignity through its party leadership, a day after it chastised its senior leader Mani Shankar Iyar for his “Neech aadmi” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party later suspended him from its primary membership. “It is now the responsibility of the BJP leadership and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tame their leaders and show the dignity that Rahulji and the Congress have shown after the Aiyar episode,” Nirupam said.

First Published: Dec 08, 2017 11:51 IST