FIR against BJP Chief J P Nadda registered on basis of Amit Malviya’s tweet against congress leader on stay : Rajasthan High Court

Case Title: Jagat Prakash Nadda v. State of Rajasthan
Case No.: SB Crl Misc (Pet.) No. 1231/2020
Quorum: Justice Dr. Pushpendra Singh Bhati
Appearance: Sr. Advocate RD Rastogi assisted by Advocates Anand Sharma and Sarthak Rastogi (for Petitioner); Advocate Abhishek Purohit for GA cum AAG Farzand Ali (for Respondent)

The subject matter of the case is a tweet made by Amit Malviya, in-charge of BJP’s national Information & Technology, whereby he had passed comments against the Congress leader in Twitter. “Sonia Gandhi claims Bhilwara tested 22 lakh people due to Rahul’s warning! Wherever there is Rahul, can exaggeration and maths blunder be behind?”, this was alleged to be the tweet by Malviya.

In the aftermath of the tweet, the local police in the Hanumangarh Town had registered a FIR against Malviya and the party president JP Nadda.

The same came to be challenged before the bench of Justice Dr. Pushpendra Singh Bhati who has imposed a stay on the FIR and consequent proceedings, qua Nadda.

It was contended that the impugned tweet was posted from Malviya’s personal account and Nadda had no role in the same, whatsoever.In view of this submission, the Court held that it was ‘prima facie’ satisfied with the Petitioner’s case.

The bench has now issued notices to the concerned authorities, returnable in six weeks.

By Priyanka of SPPU