A Congress delegation on Tuesday met Uttarakhand Director General of Police Ashok Kumar and demanded legal action against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for spreading propaganda about senior party leader Harish Rawat. The party delegation, led by Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Vice President Mathura Dutt Joshi, said that BJP leaders during campaigning for the assembly elections repeatedly attacked Rawat for allegedly promising to establish a Muslim university if voted to power. Whereas in reality Rawat never made any statement about such a university.
“This false propaganda was an attempt to malign his (Harish Rawat’s) social and political image,” the delegation said. It continued to accuse him of causing harm. The delegation said that BJP leaders also put up a photoshopped picture of Harish Rawat on social media and linked it to the statement about Muslim University in Uttarakhand. The delegation demanded appropriate legal action against those involved in the propaganda against Rawat.
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