Congress alleges Amit Shah of promoting “hatred” & “maligning” opposition, files police complaint in Bengaluru
27 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Union Home Minister has said that if Congress comes to power then there will be communal rights.
According to the complaint copy, Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, Dr. Parmeshwar, and Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar filed a police complaint on Thursday against Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other BJP leaders.
Amit Shah was accused of making provocative statements, inciting enmity and hatred, and maligning opposition during his recent rallies in poll-bound Karnataka, according to a complaint filed at Bengaluru’s High Grounds police station.
“Union Home Minister has said that if Congress comes to power then there will be communal rights. How can he say this? We have filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India on this,” said DK Shivakumar after filing the complaint.
The complaint names Amit Shah, concerned BJP leaders, and the organisers of the April 25th rally in Vijaypura and other locations in Karnataka.
“Speech given by Amit Shah was shockingly riddled with flagrantly false statements aimed at tarnishing the image of Indian National Congress by levelling false and unfounded allegations, with a clear objective of trying to create an atmosphere of communal disharmony amongst the gathered crowd and the individuals viewing it on other media platforms,” read the complaint.
The complaint also included a video link to the alleged hate speech. The complaint referred to IPC sections 153, 505 (2), 171G, and 120B. It should be noted that Amit Shah is holding back-to-back rallies as the BJP’s star campaigner for the Karnataka Assembly elections, which are scheduled for May 10.