Supreme Court dismisses plea against Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

According to the petitioner, Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath on November 23, 2018, in an election speech in Alwar, hurt his religious sentiments

Published - January 23, 2023 03:05 pm IST - New Delhi

U.ttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. File

U.ttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. File | Photo Credit: PTI

The Supreme Court on January 23 dismissed a plea seeking direction for registering of a case against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for an alleged objectionable speech during an election campaign in Rajasthan’s Alwar in 2018.

A Bench of Justices B.R. Gavai and Vikram Nath said it was not inclined to interfere in the matter.

“Such litigations are only for page 1 [of newspapers]. Dismissed,” the Bench said.

The petitioner had moved the top court against an order of the Allahabad High Court which had dismissed his plea and imposed a cost of ₹5,000 on him.

The petition was filed by Naval Kishor Sharma of Mau district.

According to the petitioner, Mr. Adityanath on November 23, 2018, in an election speech in Alwar, hurt his religious sentiments.

Before moving to the apex court, the petitioner had filed a complaint against the speech before the district court of Mau, which was rejected.

He had then filed a revision petition before a higher court, which too was dismissed on the ground of territorial jurisdiction.

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