BJP spokesperson files complaint against journalist over remark on Ram Nath Kovind

BJP termed Rana Ayyub's remark about Ram Nath Kovind as 'scurrilously slanderous and casteist'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2017 11:10 am
Rana Ayyub President choice, Rana Ayyub BJP, BJP Spokesperson, Nupur Sharma Rana Ayyub, Indian express, India news Journalist Rana Ayyub (Picture via Facebook)

BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Monday registered a police complaint against journalist Rana Ayyub for the latter’s tweet on the NDA’s president pick Ram Nath Kovind. Sharma tweeted late Monday: “Filed a complaint against Journalist Rana Ayyub under SC/ST Act, 1989 for her derogatory tweet about Hon’ble Ram Nath Kovind.”

The complaint registered with the Commissioner of Police of Delhi, dated June 19, 2017, reads: “To classify a sitting and incumbent Hon’ble Governer of Bihar and now NDA nominee for post of President of India, namely Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji, as “Worst Best” for the post of Hon’ble President of India is not only directly undermining the abilities and position in society of a member of the Scheduled Castes but is also blatantly and scurrilously slanderous and casteist.”

Soon after the BJP announced its presidential candidate on Monday, Ayyub took to Twitter to take a dig at the choice by referring to to former President Pratibha Patil.

In response to the police complaint filed by Nupur, Rana tweeted, “If you are done with ur publicity stunt, can I send a copy of Gujarat files where some serious stuff is said about your leaders.”

Rana Ayyub self-published in 2016 her work of investigative journalism of the 2002 Gujarat riots as “Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up”.

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    Lambert Alvares
    Jun 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm
    Nowadays only Lawyers know the trick of trade to file cases. Intentionally or non depends on their love for the party and ideology they follow. They can make Rich, Poor, High, Pauper and Mighty to soar or fall down.
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      sahil
      Jun 21, 2017 at 2:46 pm
      bravo Rana, fight on against the fascists
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        Murthy
        Jun 22, 2017 at 5:57 am
        In your country you have FORTY different LASHKARS killing Shias, Ahmadis, sufis, and Christians. What happened to your Hindus and Sikhs? Why is there population declining so fast ? Why so many journalists have been killed in your country? Can you show a journalist like Rana Ayub in your country?
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      2. काका राका
        Jun 21, 2017 at 9:28 am
        Rana Ayyub is fit only for C grade bollywood movies.
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          Robin
          Jun 21, 2017 at 6:00 am
          She can keep her Gujarat files to herself. No one cares about that
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            Anand Prakash
            Jun 21, 2017 at 11:35 am
            Her book does rattle you low IQ sanghis that is why you indulge in abuse.
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              Murthy
              Jun 22, 2017 at 6:00 am
              Abuse and untruth need not rattle anybody. It is you Pseudo-secular lot who are the arch consumers of Media Fodder.
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            tapankumarmajumdar
            Jun 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm
            IE Team - - interesting goings-on... depicting the low profile (sorry to say) of eminent journalist RANA. She dislikes presidential nominee Shri Ram Nath Kovind. fine ! nothing wrong in it. surely not. But we, citizens, expect finely-tuned words, arguments, nice anecdotes - to drive home her points. Instead - she takes an UGLY route - WORST BEST ! We came to know that she (RANA) took all the pains and spent midnight oils to prepare a scholarly document - GUJARAT FILES... fine ! fantastic ! Citizens Brothers - - we may take this statement (WORST BEST) - as a momentary lapse - often caused by over-working leading to hyper-activity of brain and other vital organs. May be taken EASY. Let me now Pronounce my comment re Ram Nath Kobind Ji : Very Nice Idea. Very Nice ! a neat profile. Not much high, luckily (high and low depend on policy and action). Sitting Governor, formerly Rajya Sabha Member. a Lawyer - worked in High Court and Supreme Court. I WISH KOBIND JI ALL THE GLORY. rgds. tkm
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              manas Singha Roy
              Jun 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm
              Traitors were there always in the history of Bharat, way back. People of real patriotic feeling now must assert themselves in the nation's arena . Or, days are not far to become non-en y in your own mother land. Pseudo-nationalists , paid slaves of the fourth state are lurking at every corner, with saliva dripping tongues and horny physique, be aware of them. They pounce on every opportunity to hamper the progress of dear mother land. The so-called Nobel Laureate to politicians of an age old political party, enemy of true Bharat, brain child of the colonists, authors whose sole moto is the pros ution of thoughts and bargaining their souls in exchange of some foreign awards for their trashes, are there to cause havoc in my "svargaadapi gareeyasi matrubhumi". Dear friends ! awake , arise and stop not, till the goal is reached. Retaliate in every possible way, so that our posterior do not feel the consequences of our lethargic at ude. Expose the Nehrus ,Gandhis ,Azads and others.
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                manas Singha Roy
                Jun 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm
                traitors were there always in the history of Bharat, way back. People of real patriotic feeling now must assert themselves in the nation's arena . Or, days are not far to become non-en y in your own mother land. Pseudo-nationalists , paid slaves of the fourth state are lurking at every corner, with saliva dripping tongues and horny physique, be aware of them. They pounce on every opportunity to hamper the progress of dear mother land. The so-called Nobel Laureate to politicians of an age old political party, enemy of true Bharat, brain child of the colonists, authors whose sole moto is the pros ution of thoughts and bargaining their souls in exchange of some foreign foreign awards for their trashes, are there to cause havoc in my "svargaadapi gareeyasi matrubhumi". Dear friends ! awake , arise and stop not, till the goal is reached.
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                  Anand Prakash
                  Jun 21, 2017 at 11:33 am
                  What progress has been made in the so called three glorious years of governance by your icon? The writers, authors, thinkers, Harvard graduates ........ are all fools, only your feku knows best. That is possibly the reason he needs paid trollers like you to build his image.
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                    Murthy
                    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:02 am
                    I can understand why none will offer to pay you for your posts. But ask your Maliks in the Congress Party or SP or BSP or RJD.
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                  john michael
                  Jun 20, 2017 at 12:55 pm
                  BJP clowns..... even i would repeat the same " worst best".... Now what so wrong with this comment.
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                    Rahul
                    Jun 20, 2017 at 1:24 pm
                    Thats tha kind of stuffs that vatican told your folks to do when rice sacks were being distributed...
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                      Anand Prakash
                      Jun 21, 2017 at 11:27 am
                      What better response can be expected from a low IQ sanghi paid troller like Rahul!
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