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Scorpion Jibe: Criminal defamation case filed against Congress' Shashi Tharoor over 'scorpion' remark against PM Modi

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 November 2018, 15:24 IST

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has been slapped with a criminal defamation suit in Delhi's Patiala House Court over his 'Scorpion' remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tharoor quoted an "unnamed" Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) source to compare Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a "scorpion sitting on a Shivling" in an event.

"There is an extraordinarily striking metaphor expressed by an unnamed RSS source to a journalist, that, Modi is like a scorpion sitting on a Shivling, you can’t remove him with your hand & you cannot hit it with a chappal either," Tharoor had said during a book launch event in Bengaluru.

In an action swing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came all guns blazing on Rahul Gandhi and demanded his apology for the Congress leader's controversial statement.

Delhi's Patiala House Court adjourns hearing in the matter for 16th November. A criminal defamation complaint has been moved here against Congress' Shashi Tharoor over his remark 'Modi is like a scorpion on Shivling' made during an event in Bengaluru.

"While Rahul Gandhi who claims himself to be a Shiv bhakt, one of his small leaders has almost abused the sanctity of Shiv Linga and Lord Mahadev by referring to chappal attack through named sources," Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

"Rahul Gandhi you claim yourself be to a Shiv Bhakt, please reply to this very horrific denunciation of Lord Mahadev by giving apology to what Tharoor has done," he added.

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First published: 3 November 2018, 15:24 IST
 
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