The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking to register a case against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for alleged inappropriate speech during the 2018 election campaign in Rajasthan's Alwar.
Justices BR Gavai and Vikram Nath said he was not willing to interfere in the matter. "Such litigations are only for Page 1 (newspaper). Dismissed," the bench said. The petitioner approached the Supreme Court against the order of the Allahabad High Court which dismissed his suit and imposed a cost of Rs.5,000/-. The petition was filed by Naval Kishor Sharma of Mau district.
According to the petitioner, Adityanath should have hurt his religious sentiments in an election speech in Alwar on 23 November 2018. Before moving to the Supreme Court, the petitioner filed a complaint against the speech with the Mau District Court, which was dismissed. He then filed a review petition in the higher court, which was also dismissed on grounds of local jurisdiction.