The national legal cell of BJP on Friday demanded that the Election Commission of India should revoke the recognition granted to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for 'hate speeches' made by its leaders during the Maharashtra Assembly poll campaign.
In a relief for Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi ahead of next month's Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Sessions Court Tuesday suspended his conviction and two-year sentence in an alleged hate speech case.
In a major embarrassment for the Samajwadi Party government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, a local court on Thursday returned the chargesheet filed yesterday by the state's police against BJP national president Amit Shah for an alleged hate speech he made in April ahead of the national election.
In what may spell trouble for the ruling BJP, its national president Amit Shah was on Wednesday chargesheeted for a hate speech in the run-up to the national election by the local police in Muzaffarnagar, which was hit by communal violence last year.
The Goa Police have refused to register an FIR against Karnataka-based Sri Rama Sene (SRS) chief Pramod Muthalik for an alleged hate speech uploaded on YouTube where he had exhorted the Hindus to keep a sword handy and use it if challenged.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shazia Ilmi on Tuesday stroke a fresh controversy by asking Muslims to become more `communal` and less `secular` when they vote, in an alleged video which has become viral on the internet.