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New Delhi: Congress party informed that it had started legal action against BJP leader Priti Gandhi for spreading fake and divisive information to sabotage Bharat Jodo Yatra, The Indian Express (TIE) reported.
Congress general secretary in charge of communication, Jairam Ramesh, posted the police complaint, written by party MP Hibi Eden, and tweeted, "We have initiated legal action in 5 cases of fake and divisive news peddled by BJP leaders and their bhakt online hate factory to hurt #BharatJodoYatra. Be warned! We will not take this lying down. Latest is a police complaint by MP @HibiEden against a particularly vicious bhakt."
The complaint read BJP leader Priti shared a picture of Rahul Gandhi on September 24, 2022, on Twitter, with a caption that read, "Look carefully. Not Bharat Jodo, this is Bharat Todo!!".
Hibi Eden wrote in the complaint that the picture was deemed to convey that Rahul Gandhi was posing with an individual who had been accused of raising 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans. Eden claimed that the individuals in the picture were "two separate and distinct people," TIE quotes.
Eden wrote in the complaint, "Priti Gandhi then deleted the tweet and immediately uploaded another one to double down on her messaging, making base and vulgar insinuations without the scantest regard for the individuals involved."
In the meantime, the Bharat Jodo Yatra continued its journey on Monday from Kerala's Shornur, Palakkad district. The morning session of the walk halted in Pattambi, travelling 12.3 km.
The party tweeted that the walk had entered Palakkad with "excitement and hope", adding, "…And we can't wait to start this journey with you."
On Monday, Senior Congress leader K Muraleedharan and Leader of Opposition in Kerala V D Satheesan accompanied Rahul on the morning leg of the walk.