Lucknow court registers complaint filed against Rahul Gandhi over remarks on Savarkar

A Lucknow Court on Saturday registered a complaint filed against former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over his remarks made against Hindutva icon Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in Maharashtra during his ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.

A Lucknow Court on Saturday registered a complaint filed against former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over his remarks made against Hindutva icon Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in Maharashtra during his ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.

The order was passed by Addl. Civil Judge (Sr.Div.)/ACJM Ambrish Kumar Srivastava on an application moved by lawyer Nripendra Pandey under section 156 (3).

The Court has now posted the matter for January 9 to record the statement of the complainant, Live Law reported.

In his plea, Pandey has alleged that “on 17 November, Rahul Gandhi, with the intention of spreading hatred in the society called the nationalist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a servant of the British, adding that he took a pension from the British.”

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is the chief ideologue of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Hindu militant group.