Saturday, December 11, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Mayawati gives nod to Varun Gandhi's prosecution

Mayawati gives nod to Varun Gandhi's prosecution

2010-12-10 22:50:00

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Lucknow, Dec 10 (IANS) More than 20 months after Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi made communal remarks during an election
campaign in Pilibhit, the Uttar Pradesh government Friday gave its
sanction for his prosecution.

The much-awaited permission signed by state Home Secretary Anand Kumar
came following a nod from Chief Minister Mayawati.

'This will also help expedite his trial in the three criminal cases
registered against him,' the home secretary told reporters here Friday
evening. The cases were hanging fire in the absence of the state
government's permission which was mandatory under the provisions of
section 153 of the Indian Penal Code.

Of the three criminal cases registered against Varun, the first
relates to the anti-Muslim speech he delivered at a public rally in
Barkhera village of Pilibhit district on March 8, 2009, for which a
criminal case was registered on March 17 the same year.

The second case was registered over the same incident at the behest of
the Election Commission, which took serious cognisance of that hate

For yet another hate speech Varun delivered at Desh Nagar locality of
Pilibhit town March 7, a criminal case was registered March 19.

It was widely believed that the hate speeches helped Varun to create a
sharp communal divide and polarised Hindu votes in his favour.
Mayawati's earlier decision to slap the National Security Act (NSA) on
him further made him some kind of a 'Hindu martyr'.

He won the election from Pilibhit.

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