Karnataka Loksabha Election | Bengaluru Police summons JP Nadda, Amit Malviya over ‘objectionable post’

BJP leaders JP Nadda and Amit Malviya have been given a week’s time to appear before the Bengaluru Police in the case of ‘objectionable’ social media posts. Bengaluru Police has summoned BJP president JP Nadda and party’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya over ‘objectionable posts’ made by the party’s Karnataka unit. On Wednesday, a notice was issued to the leaders by the investigating officer of High Grounds Police in Bengaluru. JP Nadda and Amit Malviya have been given a week’s time to appear before the Bengaluru Police in connection with the video.

Asked about the police summons issued to BJP leaders, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara said the social media posts amounted to attacking certain laws against communal differences.

“Once they (Nadda and Malviya) come and give a statement or justify their statement, we will see what steps need to be taken,” he said. The development comes a day after the Election Commission asked micro-blogging site X to immediately remove the post shared by the Karnataka unit of the BJP.

read the poll panel’s letter “I am directed to inform that the post of ‘BJP4Karnataka’ is in violation of the existing legal framework. An FIR has already been registered in the matter. It has been brought to your notice that the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka has filed a cyber X was already directed to remove the objectionable post through Crime Division, Bengaluru on 05.05.2024, however, the post has not been removed yet.

Earlier, an FIR was lodged against him and BJP Karnataka unit chief BY Vijayendra for posting a video on social media that allegedly showed the Congress favoring Muslims in reservation politics.

A video posted by the Karnataka BJP shows Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah providing huge funding to Muslims compared to SCs, STs and OBCs.

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