An FIR has been registered against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Shivamogga, Karnataka over Congress party’s tweet on Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund). Besides the Congress chief, the FIR has been registered against some other Congress leaders as well.
KV Praveen Kumar, an advocate by profession, has registered a case against Gandhi and other Congress leaders following which the FIR was registered. The complainant has alleged that the Congress had on May 11 posted false and baseless information regarding PM-CARES Fund on its Twitter handle.
While demanding action against the Congress chief, the complainant said the twitter handle is operated from the national capital and alleged that Sonia Gandhi has been putting out tweets against the prime minister and misleading the people.
Justifying his demand of criminal case against Gandhi and other Congress leaders, Kumar said, “They called PM CARES Fund a fraud and claimed on Twitter that the money donated to the Fund is not being used for the public, instead the money is being used to fund PM Narendra Modi’s foreign trips.”
“These are rumors against the government, so I filed a complaint,” Kumar added.
Some reports state that a case has been file under the IPC Sections 153 and 505 against the Congress chief and other leaders of the grand old party.
PM Narendra Modi announced the formation of PM CARES Fund following the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
It has been formed to undertake and support relief or assistance of any kind relating to a public health emergency or any other kind of emergency, calamity or distress, either man-made or natural, including the creation or up-gradation of healthcare or pharmaceutical facilities, other necessary infrastructure, funding relevant research or any other type of support.
PM CARES Fund is meant for rendering financial assistance, provide grants of payments of money, or take such other steps as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees to the affected population.
(With inputs from timesnownews)