The Congress is taking legal action against the BJP’s Priti Gandhi for spreading false, divisive news during Bharati Jodo Yatra
A lawsuit has been filed against BJP leader Priti Gandhi for allegedly spreading fake and divisive news to disrupt the grand old party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.
In an effort to hurt the #BharatJodoYatra, Congress general secretary in charge of communications Jairam Ramesh shared a letter of police complaint written by his party MP Hibi Eden. The BJP leaders and their bhakt online hate factory have peddled fake and divisive news to hurt #BharatJodoYatra, and we have instituted legal action in five cases. Beware! This will not be tolerated. There has been a police complaint filed by MP @HibiEden against a particularly vicious bhakt.”
We have initiated legal action in 5 cases of fake and divisive news peddled by BJP leaders and their bhakt online hate factory to hurt #BharatJodoYatra. Be warned! We will not take this lying down.
Latest is a police complaint by MP @HibiEden against a particularly vicious bhakt pic.twitter.com/vubbTj0spT
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) September 26, 2022
BJP leader Priti Gandhi, Eden alleged, shared a photo of Rahul Gandhi with the caption: “Look carefully.” on September 24, 2022. That’s not Bharat Jodo, that’s Bharat Todo!!.
Moreover, Rahul Gandhi appears to have been posing with an individual who on a previous occasion was accused of sloganeering ‘Pakistan Zindabad.”
Eden pointed out that “the people in the photos were two separate and distinct people”: “Priti Gandhi then deleted the tweet and immediately uploaded another one to double down on her messaging, making the base and vulgar comments without the slightest regard for the people involved.”
Hundreds of party workers accompanied Rahul Gandhi on the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which resumed on Monday from Shornur in Kerala’s Palakkad district. As the march enters its 19th day, the morning leg will cover 12.3 km and end at Pattambi.
According to the Congress party, the yatra entered Palakkad district with “excitement and hope”. Congress tweeted: “…and we can’t wait to get started.”
Gandhi was joined by Congress leader K Muraleedharan and Kerala Assembly Opposition Leader V D Satheesan.