An FIR has been registered against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Raghav Chadha for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, police said on Sunday. The complaint was filed by advocate Prashant Patel.
The complaint was made a day after Raghav Chadha took to Twitter and alleged that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister was beating up migrants coming from Delhi amid COVID-19 lockdown and was threatening them that they wouldn’t be allowed to return. He even appealed the UP government to not increase the troubles of the poor migrants.
“According to sources, Yogi ji is getting migrants going from the national capital to Uttar Pradesh beaten up. He is asking them why they went to Delhi and that they will not be allowed to go to the national capital again. My appeal to UP government is not to do this and not to increase the problems in this difficult hour,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Following this, Yogi Adityanath’s media advisor Mrityunjay Kumar slammed Raghav Chadha for spreading the ”fake news” and promised that Uttar Pradesh government would take action.
“This is sheer false news, even during such an epidemic, his party is not deterred from playing dirty politics, how can the Aam Aadmi Party fall so low? The Uttar Pradesh government and the police will take specific action on this tweet,” Mrityunjay Kumar tweeted.
Subsequently, the AAP MLA deleted his tweet.
However, Kumar went on to say “There is no point in deleting the tweet, UP police will take action on your party’s behaviour. This will be a lesson for those who lay false accusations against Yogi government.”
डिलीट करने का कोई फ़ायदा नहीं है @raghav_chadha, तुम्हारी पार्टी की इस नीच हरकत का जवाब UP पुलिस दे रही है। यह उन लोगों के लिए एक सबक़ बनेगा जो योगी सरकार के ख़िलाफ़ झूठ बोलकर निकल जाते है। pic.twitter.com/szPnElUAGC
— Mrityunjay Kumar (@MrityunjayUP) March 29, 2020
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi had imposed a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday had decided to ply buses to help thousands of migrant workers who were stuck in the national capital and had started returning on foot to their native places in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, among others.