A Delhi court on Wednesday rejected a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Mukul Roy against Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying the statement referred to as defamatory were not made by the respondent.
“Mukul babu and Dilip babu (BJP state president Dilip Ghosh) will not win hearts in West Bengal by making such promises. They can win the hearts of the prime minister. The people are with the development ushered in by Mamata Banerjee," Subhrangshu Roy said.
While Mukul Roy could not be reached for comment, BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha said TMC was also making similar promises to the people. “This is a baseless complaint and it does not hold water,” he added.
BJP workers led by Mukul Roy staged a protest outside the office of West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) and demanded for the same. A BJP delegation later met the state election commissioner too.