July 5, 2010 4:44:52 am
Rajasthan Youth Congress Secretary Charmesh Sharma has filed a defamation case against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the countrys first Prime Minister Jahawarlal Nehru.
Sharma filed the case yesterday in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate,which has decided to hear the matter on July 6. He has alleged that at a public meeting of the BJP in Gandhinagar on June 5,Modi said that Nehru had done nothing for children.
Sharma said he and other followers and admirers of Nehru were deeply heart and pained by Modis comments,which he had heard on a private television channel and read on a website. He said in the petition that Nehrus birthday on November 14 is observed as Childrens Day because of his contribution to the child welfare.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.