Chandigarh: A Sangrur court has issued summons to Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge and directed him to appear before a Sangrur court on July 10 for making derogatory remarks against Hindu outfit Bajrang Dal during the recently held Karnataka elections.

Addressing a press conference held on Monday, petitioner Bajrang Dal Hind national president and Sangrur resident Hitesh Bhardwaj said that during the elections in Karnataka, Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge compared Bajrang Dal to anti-national organizations.

He also promised to ban the Hindu outfit after winning the elections, which was mentioned on page number 10 of the Congress election manifesto.

Due to this, he filed his petition approaching the Sangrur court. He said he has filed a Rs 100 crore defamation suit against Kharge for his remarks against the Hindu outfit.

He said that Bajrang Dal is a social service organization and always works for the betterment of the people. He has been deeply hurt by such a party joining hands with anti-national parties. Due to which they have resorted to court against it.

Advocate Lalit Garg, appearing for Hitesh Bhardwaj, said the petition was filed by Hitesh Bhardwaj in the court of Sangrur Civil Judge Ramandeep Kaur. The court has asked Mallikarjun Kharge to appear before the court on July 10.

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