The handlers of the X accounts of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath and former Union minister Arun Yadav were booked by the Indore Police for a post accusing the MP government of indulging in corruption.
On Friday, Priyanka Gandhi shared a report claiming that a union of contractors from Madhya Pradesh have written a letter to the chief justice of the high court, complaining that they receive payment only after paying 50% commission.
“The people of Madhya Pradesh will remove the BJP government of 50% commission. The corrupt BJP government in Karnataka used to collect 40% commission. In Madhya Pradesh, BJP has gone ahead by breaking its own record of corruption. The people of Karnataka ousted the government with 40% commission, now the people of Madhya Pradesh will remove the BJP government with 50% commission from power,” she wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The BJP has termed the Congress leaders’ allegation “false”, saying they are “trying to spread lies every day.”
State Home Minister Narottam Mishra accused the Congress of engaging in baseless politics with a “disgusting mentality.”
Local BJP legal cell convenor Nimesh Pathak in his complaint, alleged that the Congress leaders conspired to malign the image of the state government and his party by sharing “misleading social media posts.”
All the accused persons have been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) and 469 (forgery with intent to harm reputation).
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Ramsanehi Mishra said the police are verifying the authenticity of the Twitter handles.
Madhya Pradesh Congress state spokesperson Santosh Singh Gautam on Sunday called the move “low-level, disgusting and oppressive.”
Madhya Pradesh Congress state spokesperson Santosh Singh Gautam on Sunday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for filing a complaint against Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other top party leaders over accusing the MP government of indulging in corruption, calling the move “low-level, disgusting and oppressive.”