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Sanjay Nirupam slaps legal notice on Rai, wants unconditional apology

Nirupam also took objection to Rai's remarks that Congress MPs had used unparliamentary language in the PAC against CAG.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 15, 2014 8:22 pm

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam today slapped a legal notice on ex-CAG Vinod Rai accusing him of defamation and threatened to launch criminal proceedings if he did not apologise for remarks that the MP had asked the former chief auditor to drop Manmohan Singh’s name from 2G report.

In the notice, Nirupam’s lawyer asked Rai to “tender an unconditional apology” in writing within 15 days of the receipt of the notice stating that imputations made by him against the Congress leader were “baseless, false and concocted”.

“Failing which I have strict instructions to initiate appropriate proceedings against you, including criminal proceedings against you at your cost and peril,” he said in the notice.

The former Congress MP also took strong objection to Rai’s remarks that Congress MPs had used unparliamentary language in the PAC against the CAG when he was not present, which forced the Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi to send a written complaint to the Speaker about Nirupam.

Nirupam’s lawyer has accused Rai of intentionally trying to “defame” the Congress leader and harm his reputation with “motive to sensationalise false, contrived and concocted facts” about persons in public life, including Nirupam for “making personal pecuniary gains” and to boost sale of his book.

“The imputations made by you in the electronic and print media have deeply dented reputation of my client in their estimation and they have started avoiding him. The reputation of my client has taken an irreparable and heavy toll due to your defamatory imputations,” the lawyer said in the notice.

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    Balakrishnan Subramanyam
    Sep 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm
    Congress leaders tend to behave like overlords & can never accept their follies .The tendency to deny each & every action is habitual for these politicians & they feel that by claiming a defamation suit their so called gets established forgetting that their w drama would stand totally exposed based on Legal investigation.No amount of denials can ever save any of the politicians who may have indulged in any unlawful activities or ever used unparliamentary language to apply pressure whatsoever.
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      Balakrishnan Subramanyam
      Sep 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm
      So called innocence would get established ,that got left out in my comments
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      1. uutham%40gmail uutham%40gmail
        Sep 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm
        We all know from which gutter he came from and which worse filthy gutter he went to. This chap is capable of stooping to any level to remain in politics. Along with Mauni sing he also should be put behind bars.
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          V.P.Damodaran
          Sep 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm
          There is no reason to believe Rai will have any motive to defame Nirupam or any other for that matter
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            CS
            Sep 15, 2014 at 10:22 pm
            Great, this will give an opportunity for Mr. Rai to have his day in court and teach this Congressman a lesson he won't forget!Simply list the former PM as a witness, and the w defamation case will come crashing down like a pack of cards!
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