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Supreme Court dismisses plea against UP CM Yogi Adityanath in 2018 case

The SC on Monday dismissed a plea seeking direction for registering a case against UP CM Yogi Adityanath for an alleged objectionable speech during an election campaign in Rajasthan's Alwar in 2018

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 



SC dismisses plea against UP CM for an objectionable speech in Alwar 2018
SC dismisses plea against UP CM for an objectionable speech in Alwar 2018

The on Monday dismissed a plea seeking direction for registering of a case against Chief Minister for an alleged objectionable speech during an election campaign in Rajasthan's Alwar in 2018.

A bench of Justices B R Gavai and Vikram Nath said it was not inclined to interfere in the matter.

"Such litigations are only for page 1 (of newspapers). Dismissed," the bench said.

The petitioner had moved the top court against an order of the Allahabad High Court which had dismissed his plea and imposed a cost of Rs 5,000 on him.

The petition was filed by Naval Kishor Sharma of Mau district.

According to the petitioner, Adityanath had on November 23, 2018, in an election speech in Alwar hurt his religious sentiments.

Before moving to the apex court, the petitioner had filed a complaint against the speech before the district court of Mau, which was rejected.

He had then filed a revision petition before a higher court, which too was dismissed on the ground of territorial jurisdiction.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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First Published: Mon, January 23 2023. 12:56 IST

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