Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Notice to Narendra Modi in Defamation Suit - Rajasthan High Court

Jaipur: A single judge bench of the Rajasthan high court has issued show cause notice to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi asking him to explain why he should not be booked for criminal defamation of first prime minister of the country, Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru.
The court has asked Modi to put forth his point on February 6, 2012, the next date in the case. Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma issued notice on a petition filed by Charmesh Sharma, a representative of the Youth Congress wing of Bundi district. During a public rally at Gandhinagar on June 5 this year, Modi had said that Nehru had “done nothing for children”.
The court on Wednesday observed, “Before passing any order, we wish to hear Narendra Modi.”
Sharma has said in the petition that he and other admirers of Nehru were “deeply hurt and pained” by Modi’s comments, which he had heard on a private television channel and read on a website.

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