Bharat Jodo Yatra: Congress initiates authorized motion towards BJP’s Priti Gandhi for ‘spreading fake, divisive news’

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The Congress get together has initiated authorized motion towards BJP chief Priti Gandhi for allegedly “spreading fake and divisive news to disrupt the grand old party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra”.

Sharing the letter of the police criticism written by his get together MP Hibi Eden, Congress basic secretary in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh tweeted: “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.”

In his criticism, Eden alleged that BJP chief Priti Gandhi had, on September 24, 2022, shared a photograph of Rahul Gandhi on her Twitter deal with with a caption that learn: “Look carefully. Not Bharat Jodo, this is Bharat Todo!!”.

He additional acknowledged: “The impression these pictures sought to convey was that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was posing with an individual who had been accused of sloganeering ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on a previous occasion.”

Pointing out that “the individuals in the photographs were two separate and distinct people,” Eden acknowledged: “Priti Gandhi then deleted the tweet and immediately uploaded another one to double down on her messaging making base and vulgar insinuations without the scantest regard for the individuals involved.”

Meanwhile, the Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed its journey on Monday from Shornur in Kerala’s Palakkad district with a whole lot of get together employees accompanying Rahul Gandhi within the stroll. The morning leg of the march, which entered its 19th day, will cowl 12.three km and halt at Pattambi.

The Congress get together tweeted that the yatra entered Palakkad district with “excitement and hope”. “…And we can’t wait to start this journey with you,” Congress tweeted.

Senior Congress chief Ok Muraleedharan and Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly V D Satheesan joined Gandhi within the morning session of the yatra.

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(With inputs from PTI)