Modi`s case: Verdict on jurisdiction issue on Aug 7

A local court today fixed August seven for pronouncing verdict on the jurisdiction of a defamation suit against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks against country`s first Premier Jawaharlal Nehru.

Bundi (Raj): A local court today fixed
August seven for pronouncing verdict on the jurisdiction of a
defamation suit against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
for his remarks against country`s first Premier Jawaharlal
Nehru.

After hearing arguments, Chief Judicial Magistrate
Braj Bhushan Gupta fixed August seven for the judgement on the
issue of jurisdiction.

On July three, Rajasthan Youth Congress Secretary
Charmesh Sharma, a resident of Bundi, had filed the suit
against Modi for marking certain remarks against Nehru.

He alleged at a BJP public meeting at Gandhinagar in
Gujarat on June five, Modi had said Nehru had "done nothing
for children".

The Congress activist said he and other followers of
Nehru were "deeply hurt and pained" by Modi`s comments which
he had heard on a private television channel and read on a
website.

He pointed out Nehru`s birth anniversary on November
14 is observed as Children`s Day across India because of his
contribution to child welfare.

Sharma had enclosed video recording of the telecast
and photocopies of the website report with the petition.

Petitioner`s counsel Prushotam Pancholi had said the
case falls under the jurisdiction of Bundi court as his client
had heard Modi making the remarks on a television news channel
sitting at home.

Bureau Report

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