Rahul fake video: Congress MPs demand Lok Sabha Speaker to take action against 3 BJP MPs

New Delhi: 11 Lok Sabha MPs of Congress have written to Speaker Om Birla against the “immoral conduct” of BJP MPs Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Subrata Pathak and Bhola Singh for sharing a distorted and fake video of Rahul Gandhi, who poses can give. Threat to the social fabric of the country and demanded swift intervention.

Congress MPs, including leader of the party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, have urged him to send his complaint to the Ethics Committee of Parliament for investigation and necessary action.

They alleged that Rathod, Pathak and Singh had shared a distorted video of Rahul Gandhi, wrongly linking his statement on Kerala SFI workers to vandalizing his Wayanad office, to suggest that he had committed suicide in Udaipur. I had shown sympathy for the killers of tailor Kanhaiya Lal.

The video was played by a TV channel, which later took it back and apologized.

Congress MPs alleged that the video was distorted to “mislead, incite and incite” the public.

It was clear that the manipulated clip was designed to create a dangerously mistaken impression in the minds of viewers about her position on the heinous murder in Udaipur, discredit her, and anger towards her by creating that impression. It was fueled that he was condoning a violent and horrific crime and social tension in an already sensitive and polarized environment, Congress MPs said.

He alleged that BJP MPs shared fake and distorted news on their social media accounts with the sole purpose of spreading misinformation.

The Congress MPs said the manipulated clip was widely circulated on social media with a malicious intent to cause bodily harm against them and further vitiate the atmosphere of hatred.

“This extremely irresponsible conduct must be clearly condemned,” the letter said.

“We, as MPs and members of the Indian National Congress, turn to the Parliamentary Committee clearly constituted and your good office to inquire into any complaint against the unethical conduct of the members of the Lok Sabha. Such abominations in the future To stop the conduct, a swift, clear and effective intervention should be made,” the Congress MPs told the Speaker.

He also said that MPs are elected to their office with a clear mandate to uphold the Constitution and act in the service of the public.

Members are expected to maintain high standards of morality, dignity, decency and values ​​in public life.

“Thus, we have a great duty to our fellow citizens. Acting irresponsibly to lawmakers, or in a way that threatens our social fabric, amounts to grossly immoral conduct.”

“In view of the above unethical conduct of MPs, we request you to exercise your power under the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha and refer the matter to the Ethics Committee for immediate inquiry and action,” he said. noted.

Congress MPs have said that the crime is even more serious as BJP MPs were aware that the video has been distorted and presented in a “completely baseless and false” context.

The signatories of the letter are Choudhary, Gaurav Gogoi, K Suresh, Manickam Tagore, Ravneet Singh, MK Raghavan, DK Suresh, Santokh Singh Choudhary, K Jayakumar, Anto Antony and S Jothi Mani.

After the Supreme Court restrained state officials from taking strict action against TV news anchor Rohit Ranjan, the Congress on Friday said several facts have not been presented before it and pointed out that it was a “unilateral” order.

The matter is related to the broadcast of a fake clip of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said many of the facts which were not presented should be brought to the notice of the Supreme Court.

“It may also be noted that the Supreme Court has neither stayed the investigation nor commented on the same. It may also be noted that no stay order has been given in the complaint against BJP leaders. , who continue to spread fake and divisive content,” he alleged in a statement.

“For the part of the Indian National Congress, this reiterates our resolve to enforce the law against all advocates of hate and fake news and to pursue the matter to the fullest extent permitted under the law,” Ramesh said.

Responding to the Supreme Court’s order on Zee News anchor, the Congress leader said that complaints have been filed against her and FIRs have been lodged and the states where FIRs have been registered have now been issued notices and by the apex court. He has been asked to file his reply.

“They were not present nor required to be present. Thus the order is known as ‘unilateral order’ in legal parlance, which gives full opportunity to the states concerned to file reply and appear on the next date ,” They said.