The Karnataka police have registered an FIR against Sonia Gandhi on a complaint for allegedly harming the reputation of the Prime Minister. The advocate, Praveen Kumar has filed a complaint against Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday over the Congress party’s tweet for questioning Prime Minister Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency or PM CARES fund.

Sonia Gandhi tweeted on the party’s official twitter handle questioning about the alleged misuse of PM Cares Fund. However, the tweets are “spreading rumors” and “misleading the public” about the PM CARES fund.

According to Praveen Kumar, the Congress made “baseless” and “false” allegations against the Prime Minister and the Government of India. But this act only created distrust among the masses.

The Karnataka police have registered an FIR against Sonia Gandhi under IPC Section 153, 505 (1)(B) for the tweets against PM CARES FUND.

Complaint based on false information

The Congress leadership in Karnataka called the complaint “mischievous” and demanded the BJP-led state government to withdraw it. Karnataka’s Congress chief D K Shivakumar has written to chief minister B S Yediyurappa. According to him, Sonia Gandhi tweeted with the intention of forcing the PM to use the Care Fund for the welfare of the people of the country. However, this was misinterpreted by the BJP leadership which led Praveen Kumar to file this complaint based on false information without examining its truthfulness.

However, the Congress leadership has accused the BJP and Prime Minister of indulging in vendetta politics after the FIR. “It is extremely unfortunate that at a time like this when the world is facing a disaster like coronavirus. And where in India crores of people have lost their livelihood and are forced to walk home. Instead of helping them and providing for them all that you (BJP) want to do is vendetta politics.’’

Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said it was not just about the FIR against Sonia Gandhi, “this gives us an insight into how the BJP and Modi operates”. “Even at a time like this, what is important for them is vendetta politics. This is a democracy and in a democracy opposition leaders have a basic right to ask questions.”