Karnataka state BJP on Monday filed a complaint against Chief Minister's Media advisor Dinesh Amin Mattu. IT wing of the BJP demanded that an FIR be filed against Mattu for his comments against Prime Minister Modi.
A delegation of BJP IT cell workers approached the High Grounds police station on Monday asking for an FIR to be filed against CM's media advisor under IPC sections 153, 504, 505 and 506 deeming his statement a threat to the Prime Minister. An FIR is yet to be filed in this regard.
Dinesh Amin Mattu, a senior journalist and currently Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's media advisor had kicked up a storm after he posted a controversial comment on facebook on Sunday.
Congress backs Mattu, refuses to comment on issue
Even as BJP is seeing red over Amin Mattu's comments, Karnataka Congress has backed him. "The BJP has been targeting him from day one. After Udupi chalo incident where he had taken a very prominent role. He has been on the radar of the BJP and RSS. It is a non-issue that does not mandate a comment", said Karnataka's legal advisor and Congressman Brijesh Kalappa
"It has got nothing to do with the party. He is an official and not a party worker. His comment, the words used seem to have come out wrong but his intent may not have been to threaten. It is wrong to compare Indira Gandhi with Narendra Modi since the situation was completely different then and now. It is possible that his statement was taken out of context", said KPCC's working President Dinesh Gundu Rao when asked if Amin Mattu's statement invoking Indira Gandhi made the congress uncomfortable.