BJP MLA sends defamation notice to Kejriwal, demands public apology

Kejriwal had alleged that BJP is trying to form the government by offering Rs 20 cr each to many MLAs.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:July 17, 2014 8:16 pm
Arvind Kejriwal had alleged that BJP is resorting to dishonest and highly unethical methods of trying to form the government. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Arvind Kejriwal had alleged that BJP is resorting to dishonest and highly unethical methods of trying to form the government. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

A BJP MLA on Thursday sent legal notice for defamation to Arvind Kejriwal after the AAP chief accused the BJP party of resorting to horse-trading to form the government in the national capital.

“Since Kejriwal has accused the BJP of trying to buy the support of Congress MLAs for Rs 20 crore each by issuing his audio recorded message, I am very upset as I have been working for my party for 37 years. I didn’t have any option but to send him legal notice for defamation,” BJP MLA from Rajinder Nagar, R P Singh told reporters here.

In his notice, Singh has asked Kejriwal to tender a public apology to him for his false and defamatory allegations within seven days.

“I have also asked Kejriwal to pay Rs one crore for the mental agony, harassment and defamation caused to me. If Kejriwal fails to do so, I will move court and file a defamation case against him,” the BJP MLA said.

In his audio recorded message, Kejriwal had alleged that BJP is resorting to dishonest and highly unethical methods of trying to form the government by offering Rs 20 crore each to many MLAs. Is this democracy? It is completely wrong.

“If the BJP forms the government using such illegitimate methods and by spending hundreds of crores, then such a dishonest government will only increase your electricity bills, indulge in corruption and price rise.

“Would a government formed through dishonest means like horse-trading be able to provide safety for women?” Kejriwal said in the recorded message which is expected to be used by AAP to reach out to people by way of phone calls and radio adverstisements.

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    drnbhashyam
    Jul 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    Kejriwal as usual will respond with a dharna ..
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      common
      Jul 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm
      Mr K is fond of saying irregular things about any one and tries to get away. His historic trip to a local jail and opting out by a bail are historic and evolve sympathy from his family members. "Mostly heroic" claimed AAP tottering after his resignation. Talking non sense, AAP has created worst chaos ever known to Delhi but its leader would never stop non sense.
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        Citizen
        Jul 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm
        Why only BJP what is congi doing???? They think it is not disgrace to them??? Any way they are down with wickets and SCAMS so probably they are not bothered about these pin pricks. Jaihind
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