Udupi, Apr 18: BJP leader and Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje, who is seeking re-election for the second time, has been booked by the police for her provocative and unethical tweet which allegedly hurt religious sentiments and violated the model code of conduct.
In a complaint registered with the Udupi Town police, K.V. Nagaraj of the Election Flying Squad for Udupi Assembly constituency, said he had filed a complaint on the written order of the Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer.
Ahead of Ramanavami festival, Ms. Karandlaje had posted a picture of Rama aiming an arrow, with a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to 10-headed Ravana, which had pictures of various Opposition leaders.
This amounted to hurting religious sentiments and promoting enmity and was also a violation of the model code of conduct, according to the complaint. A case had been booked under Sections 295(A) of IPC and 123(3), 125 of the Representation of the People Act, the police said.
Shobha Karandlaje booked for hurting religious sentiments through tweet