Delhi government has recommended sanction of prosecution against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in connection with a case of writing an allegedly "inflammatory" article in a Mumbai daily in 2011.
Sources said the file on the issue has been sent to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for his approval.
They said that the matter was examined in the Home Department and it has found that Swamy, by publishing the alleged article, had committed an act of "gross impropriety" and have tried to "break the secular fabric of India culture".
Sanction was also given against four others in connection with the case which was filed against Swamy in October 2011 by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police on a complaint from the National Commission for Minorities, for writing in July that year that alleged inflammatory article, which a complaint said was "intended to spread communal enmity".
"The matter was further referred to Law Department who after examining the matter has opined that by publishing the article....an attempt had been made out to promote disharmony, ill-will and enmity between different religious groups." a source said.