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SC to hear BJP activist Priyanka Sharma’s plea tomorrow, arrested for posting Mamata Banerjee's meme

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 May 2019, 12:06 IST

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 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.

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First published: 13 May 2019, 12:06 IST
 
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