Complaint against Mehbooba over ‘seditious’ tweet

JAMMU: A Jammu-based activist has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti over her “seditious” tweet as he demanded action against her for violating model code of conduct.

He was referring to Mehbooba’s tweet on April 8.

“Why waste time in court. Wait for BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since Indian constitution won’t be applicable to J&K anymore,” she had tweeted.

Activist Sukesh C Khajuria said he filed the complaint in the interest of free and fair elections and sought legal action against the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister under relevant sections of the Representation of People Act, 1951, laws of the state, Information Technology Act and Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violation.

Mehbooba is fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Anantnag constituency.

“Mehbooba, being a candidate for the Lok Sabha elections, has affirmed her oath in the Indian constitution, but her tweet is blatantly seditious, threatening unity and integrity of the country,” Khajuria, who had been a part of prominent citizens advisory committee constituted by the State Government, said. (AGENCIES)