Sedition & defamation case against Mani Shankar Aiyar, hearing on February 20

Suspended Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar charged with sedition and defamation.
Suspended Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar.

The Hush Post: A case has been filed against suspended Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar of sedition and defamation by BJP’s Kota district OBC head Ashok Chaudhary in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate on Thursday. The court will hear the case on February 20.

In the FIR, Aiyar has been charged with showering love and praise on Pakistan while at the same time he has allegedly insulting India at the ninth Karachi literature festival. He has been charged with Section 124(A), 500 and 504 of the IPC.

While filing the case, Chaudhary stated that at a function in Karachi the Congress leader, who has now been suspended from the Congress party, said he loved Pakistan and the Pakistanis loved him back. However, Aiyar added that India was not interested in resolving issues with Pakistan.

“The statements in favour of Pakistan have deeply hurt my patriotism and passionate sentiments for my country,” Chaudhary said in the petition to the court.

Chaudhary was in the headlines recently for his recent letter to BJP president Amit Shah asking to replace chief minister of Rajasthan Vsundhra Raje Scindia and party state president Ashok Parnami saying that the two were responsible for the defeat in the bypolls in the state.

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