The Delhi High Court stayed the criminal defamation proceedings against Shashi Tharoor for his remarks against the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi. The defamatory statement was made in November 2018 at the Bangalore Literature Festival where Shashi Tharoor allegedly said that “Mr. Modi is a scorpion sitting on a Shivling”. The stay order was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Suresh Kait and a notice has also been issued to the complainant, BJP’s Rajiv Babbar.
- Any stay granted will expire within six months unless extended for good reasons: SC reiterates.
- BJP had offered inducements to MLAs in Gujrat to woo them to their side: Abhishek Shinghvi .