New Delhi: The BJP worker, who was arrested days ago for allegedly sharing a morphed picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, filed a bail plea in the Supreme Court- which will now be heard on Tuesday, May 14.
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A Supreme Court bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said, “will hear the bail plea of BJP youth wing worker Priyanka Sharma on Tuesday.”
A police complaint was filed against Priyanka Sharma after it surfaced that she had posted a picture online of the TMC chief’s face superimposed on actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas attending the 2019 MET Gala.
The image was posted on Thursday. Priyanka Sharma’s social media account defines her as the Howrah District Club Cell Convener, Bharatiya Janata Morcha.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Sharma’s mother said, “My daughter was arrested because she worked for the BJP. This is all part of a big plot. This is the first time she is far away from us. Had she been a TMC (Trinamool) worker nothing bad would have happened to her, this is all done by TMC.”
Soon after the complaint was filed on Friday, support poured in for Priyanka Sharma with many people calling out the West Bengal government for a lack of sense of humour.
Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah’s scheduled rally in West Bengal’s Baruipur on Monday was cancelled after the landowner who had rented out his property, withdrew his consent.
“The rally at Baruipur stands cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances,” the Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson added.
The land was rented out his for the rally as well as for setting up of a helipad.
Apart from the Baruipur rally, Shah was supposed to hold public meetings at South 24 Parganas Canning and North 24 Parganas’ Rajarhat.
With inputs from agencies