Mumbai, June 23: Two days after Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted two pictures on International Yoga Day, wherein Dogs are doing exercise with the army soldiers, a complaint has been filed against him in Azad Maidan Police Station in Mumbai by a Bombay High Court advocate. The complaint alleges that Gandhi had posted the tweet as public mischief with the intention to disrespect the army as well as International Yoga Day.
In the complaint, the advocate - Atal Bihari Dubey - wrote, "While going through my Twitter account I came to know that, Shri Rahul Gandhi has twitted 2 pictures on 21. June 2019 at 4.12 PM in the caption of New India. In the said pictures were taken from Army Dog Unit wherein Dog are doing exercise with the army soldiers,(sic)" Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh Hits Out at Rahul Gandhi Over His 'New India' Tweet Mocking International Yoga Day
Urging the police to file a complaint under section 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code, Dubey claimed that Rahul posted 'mischievous post intended to upset the public tranquillity'. Adding on, he mentioned, "I say that by putting such type of circulation with an intention to disrespect our army is clear-cut offence and Shri Rahul Gandhi need to be prosecuted as per Law."
Here's the tweet:
Complaint against Rahul Gandhi at Azad Maidan Police Station for disrespecting our Army @Dev_Fadnavis @mohitbharatiya_ @ithakurprashant @aajtak @republic @ZeeNewsHindi @NavbharatTimes @BJP4India pic.twitter.com/wGfPaSNCdJ
— Atal Bihari Dubey (@ataltheonlyone) June 22, 2019
Earlier on June 21, Gandhi scion had shared two images from Army Dog Unit's International Yoga Day celebrations, with a caption "New India". The tweet clearly shows dogs performing asanas alongside army personnel. Soon after the tweet, several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders who lashed out at the tweet calling it insensitive.