Alleged Pakistan Zindabad slogans in Congress rally: Party threatens to send legal notices to two TV channels


Congress party has said that it was sending legal notices to two TV channels including one, perceived to be an RSS mouthpiece, for airing ‘ false and malicious news of pro-Pak slogans.’

Photo: Indian Express (File Photo)
Photo: Indian Express (File Photo)

Taking to Twitter, the Congress’ head of communications, Randeep Surjewala, said, “It has been brought to our notice that news channels, Samachar Plus&Sudarshan TV have been carrying out false propaganda against@incindia. We, @incindia are sending legal notices to those found carrying false & malicious news of pro-Pak slogans raised at an INC rally. Party will also consider legal action against those who seek to harm the Party’s reputation through such venomous & baseless propaganda.”

Samachar Plus, a regional channel broadcast to audiences in Uttar Pradesh, had recently posted a video claiming that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were chanted during a Congress rally in Moradabad recently.

However, no one in the video can be seen chanting the slogans raising questions on the authenticity of the video.

Congress’ threat to serve legal notice against Samachar Plus and Sudarshan TV comes after the Aaam Aadmi Party had recently branded the latter as an RSS mouthpiece announcing its boycott.

Moradabad Police, according to Indian Express, on Sunday had booked Congress district and city unit presidents, as also many party workers, on the charge of sedition. The local cops had claimed that the case was registered on the basis of video footage, Congress leaders named in the FIR denied the charge.