BJP’s youth wing files complaint against Shehla

NEW DELHI: The BJP’s youth wing on Monday filed a complaint against Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader for making “unpleasant remarks” against Union minister Nitin Gadkari, the organisation said in a statement.

On June 9, Rashid had tweeted, “Looks like is planning to , then blame it on Muslims/Communists and then # RajivGandhiStyle”.

Gadkari took offence to Rashid’s tweet and said, “I would be taking legal action on anti-social elements who have made bizarre comments; attributing personal motives to me, regarding the assassination threat to PM .”

In response to Gadkari’s tweet, Rashid had clarified that her “tweet was a sarcastic reference to the baseless media campaign being run at prime time in which photos of JNU student, Umar Khalid and his father, S Q R Ilyas were being flashed alongside news of the purported Modi assassination plot”.

Her remarks came after the Pune police claimed to unearth a Maoist plot to execute a “Rajiv Gandhi-type incident” against Modi. Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991.

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s representatives submitted a complaint at the Parliament Street police station on Monday. Police said that they have received a complaint but no FIR has been lodged till now.

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