Defamation case against Shashi Tharoor over 'scorpion' remark against Modi
A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor before a court in Delhi for his alleged "scorpion" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his complaint, Delhi BJP leader Rajeev Babbar said his religious sentiments were hurt. The complaint, filed through advocate Neeraj, termed Tharoor's statement as an "intolerable abuse" and "absolute vilification" of the faith of millions of people.
Complaint filed under IPC Sections 499 and 500
In his complaint, Babbar said, "I'm a Lord Shiva devotee. However, Tharoor completely disregarded our sentiments and made the statement." The complaint was filed under IPC Sections 499 and 500. The matter was expected to come up for hearing today. Tharoor had stoked a fresh controversy last week, claiming that an unnamed RSS leader had compared Modi to "a scorpion sitting on a Shivling".