‘Not Happening for First Time’: BJP Slams Cong Over Party Leader Manikandan’s ‘Will Chop Off Tongue’ Remark

Final Up to date: April 08, 2023, 17:54 IST

File photograph of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. (Picture: PTI)

An FIR has been filed towards Manikandan beneath three Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

Launching a scathing assault on Congress over its Dindigul district president Manikandan’s “chop off the tongue” comment, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday stated it was not the primary time that the grand outdated celebration has threatened the judiciary.

The BJP chief’s response got here after a number of Tamil Nadu Congress leaders held a protest in Dindigul the place Manikandan was heard “threatening to cut off the choose’s tongue” who had sentenced celebration chief Rahul Gandhi to 2 years in jail in a 2019 defamation case. An FIR has been filed towards Manikandan beneath three Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“After we will come to energy, we’ll chop off the tongue of the choose who delivered the decision to ship our chief Rahul Gandhi to jail,” Manikandan was quoted as saying by information company ANI throughout a protest on April 6.

Reacting to Manikandan’s comment, Rijiju was quoted as saying by Hindustan Occasions to reporters, “This isn’t taking place for the primary time that Congress is threatening the judiciary. Even earlier than the Emergency, the Congress folks attacked the judiciary. They’re doing it now additionally as a result of they’re pissed off. We imagine within the Structure.”

In the meantime, one other Union Minister and BJP chief Rajeev Chandrasekhar known as Congress a “celebration filled with violent components.”

Chatting with ANI, he stated, “It reveals how Congress has fallen from the nice outdated days when there have been statesmen in Congress and now it’s a celebration which is filled with violent components and desires to cut off the tongue of judges.”

One other BJP chief Amit Malviya additionally got here down closely on Rahul Gandhi and stated, “TN Congress chief says that when the celebration got here to energy, they’d “minimize off the tongue” of the choose who gave the decision towards Rahul Gandhi. Will the Courts take suo motto cognisance and maintain Rahul Gandhi accountable for his celebration males threatening the judiciary?”

In the meantime, the Dindigul Police stated they’ve registered a case towards Manikandan beneath three sections, together with Part 153B of the IPC, and a probe is underway.

Earlier on Tuesday, a scuffle broke out between staff from each events in Kanyakumari’s Nagercoil. The chaos ensued throughout a protest by staff of the Youth Congress towards Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha disqualification.

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