SC Advocate Files Complaint Against Kejriwal, Kharge For Making ‘Inciteful’ Comments on President Murmu
An advocate has lodged a complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and others allegedly for making “inciteful statements” citing the caste of President Draupadi Murmu in connection with the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
“The statement has been with the intent to promote enmity among communities/groups and trying to create distrust for the Government of India to fulfil their political motives which are an office under sections 121, 153(A), 505 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” the complainant, a Supreme Court advocate Vineet Jindal, has alleged.
He has accused Kharge and Kejriwal of intentionally making the remarks to refer to the “caste” of the President with the objective of portraying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the present Government have “deliberately not invited” her for the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
The report further claims that the advocate stated that the remarks are widely published and circulated in news and social media and would result in provoking the ST and Adivasi community as the President too belongs to Adivasi and ST community.
The remarks are made on the ground of caste and against the duly elected government to promote enmity among communities which are highly condemnable.
“The political leaders just for the sake of their political gain should not be allowed to stoop to the level of disgracing the highest constitutional posts. Besides, it would cause fear in the community creating distrust against the duly elected government, which are offences under sections 121,153A,505,34 IPC. which are cognizable offences and very serious in nature,” the complainant stated.
He has also requested the Delhi Police Commissioner to lodge FIR and take strict legal action against them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on Sunday. At least 19 Opposition parties have announced that they are boycotting the event.
Story first published: Saturday, May 27, 2023, 14:30 [IST]