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Barack Obama Sued By Indian Lawyer For Insulting Country’s Politicians In His New Book

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  • Obama description of some Indian leaders has been met with both praise and jeer.
  • Obama made blunt impressions of India’s leaders in his new book which details his first term as US President
  • Obama visited India for the first time in 2010 as US President and met the country's top echelon politicians

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Barack Obama has been sued for insulting Indian leaders and hurting the sentiments of their followers.

Obama’s new memoir ‘A Promised Land’ has been received by praise and criticisms in equal measure in India’s political circles.

Obama documents his first term as US President in his new book, giving blunt impressions of India’s leaders when he first visited the country in 2010.

The retired US President spoke highly of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while offering unflattering description of former opposition leader Rahul Gandhi.

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Obama described Rahul Gandhim, a Congress party politician, as a person of unformed quality. Rahul was defeated twice by Prime Minister Modi in the 2014 and 2019 elections respectively.

“But there was a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject,” writes Obama in his memoir.

Gyan Prakash Shukla, a senior lawyer from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has filed a petition before a court seeking a formal complaint against Obama for what he terms as “insulting” the country’s politicians in his book.

The lawyer filed the civil suit on Thursday November 19th, demanding police open up an initial charge sheet – known as a First Information Report (FIR) – against Obama for allegedly insulting and humiliating Rahul Gandhi.

In his petition, the Indian lawyer calls for India to issue a formal complaint to Obama, arguing that the millions of Rahul Gandhi’s followers will be hurt by his remarks, and the situation could turn chaotic if these people hit the streets in protest against the book.

The lawyer’s case against Obama was granted a hearing and scheduled for 1st December 2020 in Lalganj Civil Court.

Related: Obama’s Blunt Impressions Of India’s leaders In His New Book Cause Ripples In Political Circles

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