Bagga, who contested and lost the assembly election from Harinagar assembly constituency in Delhi earlier this year, was booked under sections 153-A, 505, and 66 of the Indian Penal Code in Bhanupratapur police station of Kanker on a complaint filed by Pankaj Wadhwani, the Kanker district president of Youth Congress.
In his complaint, Wadhwani has objected to Bagga’s tweets in which he has accused Rajiv Gandhi of killing 5,000 Sikhs.
“Bagga’s tweets create animosity between various communities and badly affect the peaceful atmosphere,” the FIR says.
Bagga became the second BJP spokesperson in the last two weeks to face an FIR for remarks against the former PM.
Incidentally, the alleged objectionable tweet by Bagga was in response to a tweet by Patra.
Bagga tweeted on Sunday night that he stands by his statement and has dared the Youth Congress to “do whatever you can”.