Maneka Gandhi reaches Etah jail

April 16th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party Etah, Apr 16 (ANI): Former Union Minister and mother of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi, has arrived at the Etah District Jail to receive him.

Varun Gandhi is expected be released shortly and is likely to conduct a roadshow after his release.

Earlier, the Supreme Court ordered the release of Varun Gandhi on parole for a period of two weeks after it received an undertaking from him that he would not indulge in communally sensitive and hate speeches.

The apex court, however, said that Gandhi would have to give a new undertaking to the District Magistrate of Etah and furnish a bond of Rs. 50,000.

Gandhi was booked under the National Security Act (NSA) for an alleged hate speech delivered in his parliamentary constituency of Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh last month.

The release of Gandhi came even as the Uttar Pradesh Government, which is headed by Chief Minister Mayawati, said that it would go ahead with a hearing of the NSA case against Gandhi. The State Government said that it has instructed an advisory board to take the matter up. The advisory board is scheduled to meet on April 18. (ANI)

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