An FIR has been filed by the Karnataka Police against Amit Malviya, the head of the BJP’s IT cell, due to a video he shared criticizing Rahul Gandhi, a Congress leader. The complaint leading to the FIR was lodged by Ramesh Babu, co-chairman of the KPCC Communication and Social Media Department, and it was registered at the High Grounds Police Station on Tuesday.
As a result, both parties engaged in a verbal altercation, with the BJP claiming that the FIR was politically motivated, while the Congress accused the saffron party of failing to adhere to the country’s laws.
Amit Malviya has been accused multiple times in the past for sharing and spreading fake information and fake news on social media and WhatsApp. In the past his tweets have been marked as Manipulated Media for sharing content with incorrect context or shared content being fake altogether.
Karnataka Minister Priyank Kharge’s Tweet On The FIR
FIR has been lodged against the toxic handlers of BJP Social Media.
We are firm on dealing with hate mongers & people spreading false news or information for their divisive politics. If BJP thinks they can get away with malice, they are mistaken.
Dear BJP, to avoid this in… pic.twitter.com/q54UfZNrVa
— Priyank Kharge / ಪ್ರಿಯಾಂಕ್ ಖರ್ಗೆ (@PriyankKharge) June 28, 2023
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced a re-investigation into “major scams” that occurred during the BJP’s tenure. During a recent press conference in Hassan, Siddaramaiah stated that the investigation would cover issues such as irregularities in the construction of four medical colleges, allegations of government tenders being approved with a 40% commission, improprieties in the procurement of medical equipment during the Covid pandemic, scams related to PSI recruitment, and Bitcoin-related fraud.
In unrelated news, Minister Eshwar Khandre, speaking at the unveiling of the Karnataka forest department’s logo, warned officials that action would be taken against them if they failed to prevent the encroachment of forested areas. The minister highlighted the recent suspension of two Deputy Conservator of Forest officers as a reminder to other officials.