After Sameet Thakkar,Will Rishi Bagree face the same wrath for blaming congress?
The West Bengal Congress committee has filed an FIR in Kolkata against social media user Rishi Bagree for his Tweet on the ongoing farmer’s protest accusing Congress, dated November 29.
Congress supporters, carrying placards and posters were seen raising slogans against the social media influencer and demanded his arrest in front of the Shakespeare Sarani PS in Kolkata. The protest was led by Rohan S Mitra, the son of the former president of the state unit of the Indian National Congress, late Somen Mitra. The Congress alleged that Rishi Bagree through his Tweet defamed Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the ongoing protest against the farmer bill.
In the FIR lodged against him, Congress accused Rishi Bagree of trying to incite the public through his ‘provocative’ Tweet and intentionally insult the Congress Supremo Sonia Gandhi, thereby provoking the public at large, with an intention to break public peace and cause riots. It also mentioned that he committed the offense of intimidation through his social media account.
The FIR had been lodged on December 1 under IPC sections 117, 153, 500, 504, 505, and 506. 1860 r/w Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 was also invoked.
Hinting at how the farmers protest at the border areas of the National capital has been orchestrated by the Congress to defame the Central government, Rishi Bagree had on November 29 “Khalistani terrorists Assassinated PM Indira Gandhi Same Khalistani Terrorists now wants to Assassinate PM Modi. In both case the beneficiary was the same – Sonia Gandhi”.
Bagree was indicating that the farmer’s protest is nothing but a well-planned conspiracy and a possible Congress-Khalistan nexus is behind this well-organized ‘organic’ protest, where Congress supporters disguised as protestors have been inciting farmers.
Following the protests and the FIR, Rishi Bagree took to Twitter to reveal how he was being threatened of severe consequences by the Congress goons over phone calls. “West Bengal Congress took out a Morcha against me for some tweets in which I indicated Khalistani-Congress nexus who are inciting farmers. They wanted my arrest & their Goons threatened me with severe consequences over phone calls. Finally, they got an issue for upcoming Bengal polls”, Tweeted the social media user.
After Sameet Thakkar from Maharashtra was detained by police for criticizing the government, same chronology seems to downplay in Rishi Bagree case.