Kerala police files case against Rajeev Chandrasekhar for hate speech

The FIR followed after Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Monday hit back at Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's allegations that the BJP was spreading communal poison.

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The Kerala police has registered an FIR against Union MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar for allegedly making statements promoting enmity between different groups.

According to the sources, a complaint has been filed by Kerala PCC to the Kerala DGP against Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology of India Rajeev Chandrasekhar who planted a baseless international conspiracy theory and hate propaganda about the Kalamassery blast.

Furthermore, a case has been registered against Chandrasekhar and the BJP troll Anil Antony who has been tasked by the BJP to discredit the Kerala state.

Here’s what Rajeev Chandrasekhar said after FIR against him

Lashing out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the chief minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, Chandrasekhar tweeted, “So the two INDI alliance partners @RahulGandhi and @PinarayiVijayan have jointly filed a "case" against me.”

He added, “Two of biggest appeasers in Indian politics who shamelessly appease poisonous radical violent organizations like SDPI, PFI and Hamas, whose politics have caused radicalization over decades from J&K to Punjab to Kerala and caused many innocent lives and security forces lives to be lost - trying to threaten me with a case for exposing their appeasement of Hamas 🤮😡😅”

It is to be noted here that the move has come after Chandrasekhar on Monday hit back at Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's allegations that the BJP was spreading communal poison. Chandrasekhar said that to "accuse him of being communal is to be a liar".

"To accuse me of being communal, or to accuse our party of doing anything other than looking after the best interest of every Indian, is to be a liar. He (Pinarayi Vijayan) is a liar...If not having links with the SDPI, PFI and Hamas is the qualification for being called communal, I am proud to say that nobody in BJP has any linkages with SDPI, PFI and Hamas," Rajeev Chandrasekhar said while speaking at a press briefing in Kochi.

"Under CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala has shown increasing tolerance towards radical elements and radicalization. Whether it is the Kozhikode attempt to burn a train which would have caused, if he had succeeded over 200-300 deaths and the characterization of that person as being mentally ill till it was revealed that he was an ISIS sympathizer, and that was a deliberate attempt at terrorism. There is a history of appeasement of radical elements by both the Congress and the Left in Kerala," Chandrasekhar added.

What initiated the row?

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday slammed Rajeev Chandrasekhar for his "appeasement politics" remarks after multiple explosions took place at a prayer meeting of Jehovah's Witnesses in the Kalamassery area of Kochi at around 9:00 am.

"Those who're poisonous will keep spitting poison...one of the Union Minister made a statement that I am doing appeasement politics and protesting against Israel...he is a minister and he should give some minimum respect to the investigating agencies, the probe is underway...in such a serious incident, at such an early stage, they are making such statements targeting a few set of people," Kerala CM said.

(With inputs from ANI)