Nov 182011

Arrest warrants have been issued against Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj,Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and two others for allegedly disrespecting the national flag by a local court in Madhya Pradesh.

The complainant has alleged that during a programme to felicitate Swaraj in Nasurllaganj on March 31, 2010, a vehicle carrying a little girl dressed up as ‘Bharat Mata’ was holding a “tricolour in an upside down position”. The vehicle was leading the entourage carrying Swaraj and Chouhan among others.

However, an additional district judge (ADJ) Vijay Malviya’s court granted stay on its execution soon after the review petition was filed against the lower court order by lawyers B L Jaat and Rajesh Parashar, who appeared on behalf of all four of them.

They contended that since none of them were holding the national flag in their hands and a third person was carrying it, no case could be made out against the four persons.

The complaint in the lower court was filed against by Youth Congress’ Madhya Pradesh Unit’s former general secretary Dwarka Prasad Jat.

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