The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea filed by the West Bengal youth leader Priyanka Sharma, who was reportedly arrested for sharing a morphed picture of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media. The top court will hear the plea on Tuesday.
A bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khanna on Monday agreed to hear the plea of advocate N K Kaul, representing Sharma. The bench said 'will hear the bail plea of BJP youth wing worker Priyanka Sharma on Tuesday.'
A Bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khanna says, 'will hear the bail plea of BJP youth wing worker Priyanka Sharma on Tuesday.' https://t.co/CHFsrbn6lU— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2019
A West Bengal BJP youth leader Priyanka Sharma was arrested on 10 May for posting a meme mocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Facebook timeline on May 9.
In the meme, Sharma superimposed Priyanka Chopra’s Met Gala 2019 face with Mamata Banerjee, giving a rather comical twist to unusually serious TMC supremo. Later, Howrah district club cell convenor at Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha-BJYM was arrested and produced in Howrah Court.
BJP leader and minister in Assam government, Himanta Biswa Sarma, has also condemned the BJP's youth wing worker Priyanka Sharma’s arrest. A complaint was filed by the Trinamool Congress leader Vibhas Hazra against Sharma for allegedly sharing the picture.