Kanojia was booked under sections 500 (defamation), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.
Supreme Court says, "Opinions may vary, he (Prashant) probably should not have published or written that tweet, but on what basis was he arrested."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and party President Akhilesh Yadav at Mulayam's residence in Lucknow.
Police claimed that Kanojia hails from Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh and is currently not associated with any news agency.
Adityanath will unveil a 7-foot tall statue of Lord Rama at the Shodh Sansthan museum in Ayodhya. The statue fashioned out of a single rosewood block is from Karnataka.
In the Lok Sabha elections, Modi had defeated his Samajwadi Party (SP) rival Shalini Yadav by a margin of over 4.80 lakh votes from Varanasi. The BJP, which had won 282 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, managed to increase its tally and notched up 303 seats in the 2019 elections.
The Gorakhpur seat was represented by Adityanath for five terms since 1998 until Praveen Kumar Nishad of Samajwadi Party won the seat in a by-poll last year. The seat was vacated by Adityanath when he became the chief minister in 2017.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met the family members of Padma Shri awardee late Hiralal Yadav in Varanasi today. Hiralal Yadav passed away on May 12. Hiralal Yadav was famous Birha singer from UP.