Congress MP Shashi Tharoor received summons from a Delhi court for his “scorpion” remark against PM Narendra Modi on Saturday.
The order comes on a plea by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar, who had filed a complaint against Tharoor alleging that the comments hurt his religious sentiments. Tharoor has been asked to appear before the court June 7.
Last year, speaking at the Bangalore Literature Festival, Tharoor claimed that an unnamed RSS leader had compared Modi to “a scorpion sitting on a Shivling”.
The complaint was filed under section 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code relating to defamation.