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BJP MPs Nishikant Dubey and Manoj Tiwari, with others, at the Deoghar airport on August 31. (CCTV grab)New Delhi/Ranchi: Sedition charges have now entered the row over BJP MPs allegedly forcing a take-off clearance for their chartered plane at Jharkhand’s Deoghar airport. Nishikant Dubey, Lok Sabha member from Godda, today filed a police case against the local Deputy Commissioner, Manjunath Bhajantri, under Section 124A (sedition) and others under the Indian Penal Code.Mr Dubey and the IAS officer earlier had a tiff on Twitter. By the evening, the MP filed a ‘Zero FIR’ in Delhi that’ll be transferred to the local police in Jharkhand. The row has political context, too. It comes when Chief Minister Hemant Soren is staring at a possible disqualification for allegedly awarding a mining lease to himself, and his party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, is alleging a BJP hand in it. Both JMM and its partner Congress say the BJP is trying to topple the government by misusing institutions and with bribes.MP Nishikant Dubey is seen as a key BJP leader in all of this, though he and his party deny any wrongdoing.In the Deogarh airport incident, Mr Dubey and fellow Manoj Tiwari are among nine people charged with trespass after they allegedly barged into the Air Traffic Control (ATC) to get clearance for their chartered flight past sunset. The airport, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July, is yet to be cleared for night operations. Flights are currently allowed till half an hour before sunset. 

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