The police has registered a case against the Twitter handles of Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi, Kamal Nath and Arun Yadav over a controversial social media post.
The Indore police registered against the Congress leaders over a controversial social media post that alleged corruption in Madhya Pradesh’s BJP government, reported PTI.
The FIR also names one Gyanendra Awasthi and others on the basis of their names on their respective Twitter handles, the report.
The case was registered under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) and 469 (forgery with intent to harm reputation) on a complaint by Nimesh Pathak, convenor of the Indore unit of BJP’s legal cell, it said.
Pathak alleged that the Congress leaders conspired to malign the image of the state government and his party by sharing misleading social media posts falsely accusing the BJP regime in the state of being involved in corruption, it added.
The report quoting an official said the police are verifying the authenticity of the respective Twitter handles.
It said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ramsanehi Mishra claimed that an FIR (first information report) has been registered against Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Kamal Nath and Arun Yadav at Sanyogitaganj police station in the city.
On Friday, Priyanka Gandhi claimed on X, which was earlier known as Twitter, that a union of contractors from Madhya Pradesh has written a letter to the Chief Justice of the High Court, complaining that they receive payment only after paying 50 per cent commission, it said.
“The corrupt BJP government in Karnataka used to collect 40% commission. In Madhya Pradesh, BJP has gone ahead by breaking its own record of corruption. People of Karnataka ousted the 40% commission government, now the people of Madhya Pradesh will remove the 50% commission government from power,” she alleged in the post.
Nath and Yadav also made similar posts.