Court orders FIR against Ashutosh, complainant had also demanded ‘mental check up’ for AAP leader

Rohini Court has ordered an FIR to be registered against controversial AAP leader Ashutosh for making inflammatory remarks in his blog in 2016 against former Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Jawahar Lal Nehru.

The journalist turned politician had defended AAP Minister Sandeep Kumar, accused of rape, had referred to the reported relationships of Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru in to defend the minister who was expelled for the charges labelled against him. On Nehru, he had said, “Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru’s reported affairs with many female colleagues were juicy gossip but it didn’t spoil his political career. His relationship with Edwina Mountbatten is widely discussed. The entire world knew about it.” He wrote about Atal Bihari Vajpayee, “Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not married…  He openly lived with his college friend and society did not object even once.”

About Gandhi, he wrote in the blog, “History also witnesses to the fact that top leaders of the Congress in the 1910s were worried about Gandhiji’s relationship with Sarla Chaudhary, who was distantly related to Rabindra Nath Tagore. Gandhi Ji had confessed that Sarla was his spiritual wife. Kasturba Gandhi was very disturbed. C Rajagopalchari and other senior leaders of the party had to intervene. They persuaded, pressured, cajoled Gandhi-ji to leave Sarla. Gandhiji in his later days slept naked with his two nieces to experiment with celibacy. Pandit Nehru had told him not to do so as the country would rise against him but Gandhi-ji did not budge.” It should be kept in mind that Ashutosh wrote these lines in defence of an AAP Minister who was caught in a compromising situation with a woman in a video and was accused of rape.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Delhi Police had registered a complaint against Ashutosh for the remarks made in defence of Sandeep Kumar. The complaint filed at Jyoti Nagar Police Station had demanded that Ashutosh is sent for a “mental check-up” and a case be registered against him under an appropriate law. “Now that the debauchery of his own party leader has been exposed Ashutosh’s argument of private life and his questioning of Mahatma Gandhi’s character is a sign of his warped mindset,” complainant Subodh Jain had said in his complaint.

Members of the Aam Aadmi Party have regularly found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Earlier in February, AAP Minister Amanatullah Khan, who has a history of charges against him, was arrested by the Police in connection with the alleged assault on the Delhi Chief Secretary. Last year it was reported that the ED was likely to register fresh cases of money laundering against AAP Minister Satyendra Jain. In 2015, former Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested by the Delhi Police on charges of fraud and cheating.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has himself been on an apology spree to disentangle himself from the numerous defamation cases filed against him. First, he issued an apology to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia, then Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Congress leader Kapil Sibal and then Arun Jaitley.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Statue of all ironies: Pritish Nandy uses example of fake news to spread fake news

Pritish Nandy shared a fake image which was earlier shared by Youth Congress leader

Fact check: Did BJP President Amit Shah and PM Modi call Baniyas cheaters and accuse them of profiteering?

Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had also been accused of making a casteist remark, which turned out to be a Photoshopped image
Image Source: Zee News

Sidhu knew of the opening before Imran Khan was sworn in, Kartarpur a bigger conspiracy by ISI: Captain Amarinder Singh

Pakistan General Bajwa had revealed the Kartarpur corridor news to Navjot Singh Sidhu even before Imran Khan was sworn in as their PM, Punjab CM Singh indicated “a bigger conspiracy" hatched by the Pak Army.

After stopping BJP’s rath yatra, West Bengal government allows Hindu-hater Bangladeshi Maulana to address meetings in the state

BJP's rath yatra banned, Bangladeshi Islamic preacher welcomed in West Bengal
Vijay Mallya to be extradited

Big victory for India: UK court orders Vijay Mallya’s extradition who is wanted in India for a Rs. 9000 crore scam

The liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, is wanted in India in connection with an alleged scam worth Rs. 9000 crores and is to be extradited to India.

Vijay Mallya’s extradition judgement rubbishes liberal ‘cabal’ allegations against CBI special director Rakesh Asthana

Vijay Mallya's defence team was using Indian left-liberals' allegations agaist Rakesh Asthana in London court

When ‘anti-corruption crusader’ met the ‘Raja’ of 2G spectrum scam

Kejriwal, who till now has been religiously snubbed by Congress and its allies, is expected to participate in the meeting for the first time.

‘Journalists’ and politicians spread lies about RBI Deputy Governor’s resigning following Urjit Patel’s exit

"Journalists" started rumour-mongering about the resignation of RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya soon after Governor Urjit Patel resigned citing personal reasons

Jignesh Shah’s firm rented property owned by Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka: Here is all you need to know about NSEL scam

The NSEL suspended the trading of all contracts on the 31st of July, 2013. Eventually, 24 trading entities defaulted on their payment to the spot exchange, which amounted to around Rs. 5600 crores.

Chopper scam: More details on kickbacks to ‘family’ emerge from Christian Michel’s correspondence

Michael had communicated with Haschke in August 2009, mentioning non-cooperation from the 'family'.

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these