Mayawati Government gives permission to file chargesheet against VarunJuly 3rd, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Government on Friday has given permission to file chargesheet against BJP MP Varun Gandhi for his ‘hate speech’ in Pilibhit.
The BJP MP is currently out on bail.
With reports of Mayawati Government considering the possibility of setting up a fast track court to expedite the trial, the BJP MP would need all his luck to get out of the problem this time.
For records, On June 25, a letter seeking permission to prosecute Varun under Section 153A of the IPC in cases pending against him in the CJM court was dispatched by Pilibhit administration to state home department (153A deals with acts designed to spread enmity between two sections of society).
UP police on March 17 had registered an FIR against BJP’s Varun Gandhi in Pilibhit under section 153A for allegedly making inflammatory remarks with communal overtones.
Earlier, a petition was filed today in the Allahabad High Court questioning the election of Varun Gandhi to the Lok Sabha form the Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh.
V M Singh, the Congress candidate who is the maternal uncle of Varun Gandhi, the loser in the recently concluded general election, has filed this petition.
Varun Gandhi had gained the votes by spreading hatred about a particular community by making inflammatory speeches, said Singh’s advocate U N Sharma.
Singh alleged that Varun’s mode of campaigning amounted corrupt practice as per section 123(3) of the Representation of Peoples Act.
Varun made his electoral debut from Pilibhit, which was earlier, represented by his mother Maneka Gandhi. Varun was arrested under National Security Act for allegedly making hate speeches in an election rally in Pilibhit. (ANI)
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