Congress files FIR against Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga over remarks against Rajiv Gandhi over 1984 riots; Sambit Patra says plaint will ‘expose ex-PM’
The BJP hit out at the Congress over registration of an FIR in Chhattisgarh against BJP Delhi unit spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga for his remarks against Rajiv Gandhi, and said it will only 'expose' the former prime minister
New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday hit out at the Congress over registration of an FIR in Chhattisgarh against BJP Delhi unit spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga for his remarks against Rajiv Gandhi, and said it will only "expose" the former prime minister.
"I have just got to know that the Congress has registered an FIR against Sardar Tajinder Bagga also. These 'Congressi' will drag the name of Rajiv Gandhi through court and expose him. Let's have one more case. Friends, do you believe or not that Gandhi had a hand in the 1984 riots," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweeted.
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) May 24, 2020
He also took a swipe at the Congress, saying the party is now lodging an FIR against Sikhs for speaking the "truth" on the anti-Sikh riots in 1984. "If the Congress dares, let it file an FIR against Jagdish Tytler and Kamal Nath, and not on Bagga," Patra tweeted in Hindi.
Patra's reaction came after the Youth Congress tweeted a copy of the FIR, claiming the "virus of hate" will not be tolerated.
BJP प्रवक्ता तजिंदर पाल सिंह बग्गा के खिलाफ छत्तीसगढ़ के कांकेर में FIR दर्ज
पूर्व PM स्व. राजीव गांधी जी पर लगातार अपमानजनक टिप्पणी कर सामाजिक सोहाद्र बिगाड़ने के प्रयास में कांकेर यूथ कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष पंकज वाधवानी ने दर्ज कराया मामला
नफरत के किसी वायरस को नही बख्शा जाएगा ! pic.twitter.com/k1zvTuoVwB
— Youth Congress (@IYC) May 24, 2020
Bagga also reacted furiously to the FIR and attacked Gandhi again.
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A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao invoked its extraordinary power under Article 142 to grant relief to Perarivalan.