Delhi BJP chief is ‘rebel without cause,’ says ‘pained’ Supreme Court on MP’s ‘misplaced bravado’


The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to take any action against BJP MP and the party’s Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari for breaking the seal of a locked house in an unauthorised colony in North East Delhi’s Gokulpur area. The top court observed that it did not find any contempt of court by Tiwari.

Instead the apex court left it to BJP to take actions against its MP. It was quoted by news agency ANI, “There is no doubt that Tiwari has taken law in his hand. We are pained by the machismo and manner of Tiwari. As an elected representative he should have acted responsibly rather taking law in his own hands.”

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court also said that Tiwari had levelled frivolous allegations against court-mandated committee, which shows how ‘low he can stoop.’ The court also called him a ‘rebel without cause’ while terming his action a ‘misplaced bravado,’ reported LiveLaw.

In September, The Supreme Court had issued contempt notice to Tiwari for allegedly breaking seals of premises in east Delhi. An FIR was filed against the BJP MP on Tuesday for breaking the law. The property in question was in northeast Delhi. The civic authorities had sealed the property since it was allegedly operating in violation of the Delhi Master Plan.

The top court had taken cognisance of a report by monitoring committee and directed the singer-politician to appear before it on 25 September.

“Unfortunate that an elected representative allegedly tried to defy apex court’s orders,” Live Law quoted the Supreme Court as saying.

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