Man Faces Case For "Derogatory" Post On Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra

Ranbir Singh Negi was named in a First Information Report (FIR) filed by Himachal Youth Congress president Manish Thakur for allegedly making the derogatory remarks

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Man Faces Case For 'Derogatory' Post On Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were in Shimla for a holiday earlier this week


Shimla: 

A police complaint was filed against a Shimla resident for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra on Facebook.

Ranbir Singh Negi was named in a First Information Report (FIR) filed by Himachal Youth Congress president Manish Thakur for allegedly making the derogatory remarks against the Congress president and his sister, who were in the hill town earlier this week on a holiday, senior police officer Pramod Shukla said.

On his Facebook status update on December 21, Mr Negi allegedly wrote the derogatory comments.

He was booked for offences under the Indian Penal Code including "deliberate and malicious acts aimed at outraging religious feelings", among others.

He will be arrested soon, the police officer said.

The Congress chief had gone to the popular hill resort for some R&R after his party's three-state victory in recent elections. Priyanka Vadra and her children also went with him.

Rahul Gandhi also saw his sister's house being constructed near the picturesque town.

The Congress last week took three heartland states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh from the BJP, notching up important wins ahead of the national election due by May.

With inputs from PTI



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