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SC order for apology sends wrong message: Mahajan

IANS  |  New Delhi 

(BJYM) chief on Tuesday welcomed the decision to release Priyanka Sharma, arrested for a meme on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, but added the apex court's direction to tender an apology sent out a wrong message.

"I am grateful to the for her (Sharma's) immediate release, but the direction to tender an apology sends out a wrong message on the question of free speech," Mahajan said soon after Priyanka Sharma was granted bail.

Mahajan also hit out at the Chief Minister and described her as "Hitler Didi". "How are political leaders, like whom we openly call 'Hitler Didi', using their power for political gains and to massage their own egos," she said.

There was anarchy in and anyone who questioned the was put behind bars, she added. "The people of state will give a befitting reply on May 23 when the Lok Sabha election results come out," she said.

Priyanka Sharma was accused of sharing on a photo of the supremo photo-shopped on a picture of from last week's MET Gala event in She was arrested on May 10 and remanded to 14-day judicial custody.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 18:00 IST