A complaint of defamation was on Saturday lodged in a Uttar Pradesh court against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his ‘dalali’ remark targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the surgical strikes.

Local lawyer Sadanand Singh moved the application under IPC Section 500 (Punishment for defamation) in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate which fixed the hearing for October 25.

The complainant alleged that the ‘khoon ki dalali’ remark made by Gandhi against the Prime Minister has extremely hurt him as well as the countrymen.

“Jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai. {You (Modi) are hiding behind the blood of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and those who carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices, which is very wrong},” Rahul Gandhi had said.

Singh also alleged that at a time when soldiers are sacrificing their lives in honour of the country, such leaders are indulging in cheap politics by making these controversial remarks.

In his complaint, Singh termed Gandhi’s remark as unfortunate which has been made to “harm the popularity” of Modi.

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