Within hours of a Madhya Pradesh district court ordering registration of a case against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his Bharatiya Janata Party colleague Sushma Swaraj, a sessions court stayed the order to book the two in a case related to allegedly showing disrespect towards the national flag in 2010.
The Nasrullaganj court in Sehore district while ordering the registration of case against the two BJP leaders also issued warrants against them on a complaint filed by Congress member Dwarika Prasad Jaat.
Jaat alleged that on March 31, 2010, at a ceremony to felicitate Sushma Swaraj on becoming an MP from Vidisha parliamentary constituency, a girl child, dressed as ‘Bharat Mata’, carried the national flag in an upside down position.
Later in the evening, the Sehor district and session court imposed a stay on the Nasrullaganj court’s order and fixed Dec 1 as the next date of hearing.
ehore is over 30 km from state capital and is part of the Vidisha parliamentary constituency.