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BJP leader H Raja says sorry for remarks 'against judiciary'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Lungsanliu Gonmei | Updated on: 22 Oct 2018, 02:53:43 PM
BJP national secretary H Raja on Monday apologised for his alleged derogatory remarks against the judiciary

BJP national secretary H Raja on Monday apologised for his alleged derogatory remarks against the judiciary

New Delhi:

BJP national secretary H Raja on Monday apologised in the Madras High Court for his alleged derogatory remarks against the judiciary. Following his apology, the court dropped contempt proceedings against Raja for the alleged remarks made.

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader tendered his unconditional apology in the Madras High Court in a suo motu contempt proceeding against him for his alleged derogatory remarks against the judiciary.

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Raja, in his affidavit, stated that he was emotional when he made the remark and tendered his unconditional apology for it as he appeared before a division bench of justices C T Selvam and M Nirmal Kumar on Monday.

The contempt proceedings against the BJP leader were initiated suo motu by the division bench on September 17.

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The court had earlier directed Raja to appear before it, noting that any attempt at disrespecting the judiciary could lead to promotion of fascism.
In September, Raja was charged with a criminal case after he picked up a fight with policemen in Pudukottai district.

The incident happened on the route for the immersion procession of Ganesha idols. Raja was told that the procession through a particular route was not allowed in view of a court order. Then, Raja had allegedly made derogatory remarks against the judiciary and called the police "anti-Hindu" and "highly corrupt".

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(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 22 Oct 2018, 02:46:15 PM

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