New Delhi: Shashi Tharoor has got a stay on a warrant issued against him in a defamation case filed for calling PM Narendra Modi a 'scorpion sitting on a Shivling'. The court on Thursday stayed the warrant issued against Tharoor, granting him a stay. Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court had on Tuesday issued a bailable warrant against Shashi Tharoor.
This warrant was issued against Shashi Tharoor for not being present in the hearing of the case, he got a stay on it from the court two days later. The case was registered against Shashi Tharoor in 2018. At an event in Bangalore, Shashi Tharoor had said that Narendra Modi is like a scorpion sitting on a Shivling. You cannot remove this scorpion by hand nor can you kill slippers. Defying the statement of Shashi Tharoor against the dignity of the Prime Minister, BJP leader Rajiv Babbar filed a defamation case against him.
Rajiv Babbar had filed a complaint against senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, saying that his statement was not only meant to humiliate the PM, but also to defame the Hindu deities. The matter is currently sub judice in the court.