An FIR has been registered against the “handler” of the ‘X’ accounts of senior Congress leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath and former Union Minister Arun Yadav, for making allegations of corruption against the BJP on social media, the Indore police said on Saturday.
On Friday, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra posted on X (earlier on Twitter) that the Madhya Pradesh Contractors Union had written to the Chief Justice of the High Court complaining that their payment would be released only after paying 50% commission.
” In Karnataka the corrupt BJP government was collecting 40% commission, in Madhya Pradesh the BJP broke its own record of corruption. 40% government was taken away by the people of Karnataka. Now the people of Madhya Pradesh will remove the 50% commission government from power,” she alleged in the post. Kamal Nath and Arun Yadav also made similar posts.
On the other hand, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra called Priyanka Gandhi’s allegation false and asked for proof to support the Congress leader’s allegation. Else, options are open to the state government and the BJP for legal action, the home minister said.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the opposition party is spreading lies. On Friday evening, Gwalior police also registered a case against some people in connection with Priyanka Gandhi’s post.
Late Saturday night, a letter bearing the name of a man named Gyanendra Awasthi is being circulated on social media. Local BJP legal cell coordinator Nimesh Pathak complained that it was a fake letter.
A case has been registered against Gyanendra Awasthi and the “handler” of the ‘X’ accounts of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Kamal Nath and Arun Yadav at Sanyogita Ganj police station in Indore.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ramsanehi Mishra informed that an FIR has been registered against the Twitter handles of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Kamal Nath and Arun Yadav at the Sanyogita Ganj Police Station in Indore. He also said that a case has been registered under IPC Sections 420 (cheating) and 469 (forgery with intent to injure reputation) on the complaint of Nimesh Pathak.