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Complaint against Rahul for Phulpur remark

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 22:05

Mumbai: A complaint has been filed against
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the Bandra metropolitan court
for the statement he made in Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh alleging
it has hurt the sentiments of the people hailing from the
northern state and staying in Maharashtra.
At a rally yesterday, Rahul had said that the people of
Uttar Pradesh have to beg in Maharashtra as they do not find
employment in their home state.

"For how long will you beg in Maharashtra or work as
labourers in Punjab? When are you going to change the
government here," he had said.

Farooq Ghosi, vice president of Mumbai Samajwadi Party,
in his complaint said that after Rahul`s statement, his
sentiment and the sentiment of UPites staying in Maharashtra
had been "hurt".

"I have been staying in Maharashtra and I belong to UP.
There are many people who are from UP and are working in
Maharashtra. The statement of Gandhi has hurt our sentiments,"
he said.
Goshi has sought action against Rahul under section 500
(defamation) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to
provoke breach of peace).

The case is likely to come up for hearing on December 14.


First Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 22:05

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