A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 in Scorpion sitting on a Shivling remark case.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal also fixed July 25 for recording of statement of complainant BJP Leader Rajeev Babbar.
The court was hearing a criminal defamation complaint against Tharoor for his remark that PM Narendra Modi is “a scorpion seating on a Shivling”. Babbar had claimed in the plea that Tharoor made the remark with sinister motive which not only demeaned the Hindu deity but was also offensive.
Speaking at a literature festival on Oct 28, 2018, Tharoor had remarked: “Modi is like a scorpion sitting on a Shivling. You cannot remove him with your hand and you cannot hit it with a ‘chappal’ (slipper) either.”
—India Legal Bureau
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