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Power firm nexus charge: Satish Upadhyay takes battle to Arvind Kejriwal with legal notice

He had served a legal notice to Kejriwal, asking him to prove charges against him in a day.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi | Updated: January 16, 2015 10:55:59 am
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Sharpening its attack on Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay over an alleged nexus between the party and power distribution companies, the AAP on Thursday furnished what it claimed was more proof to back its allegations.

Hitting back, the Delhi BJP chief sent a legal notice to Kejriwal. Talking to media persons, Upadhyay announced that he had served a legal notice to Kejriwal, asking him to prove charges against him in a day. He also threatened to file a defamation case against Kejriwal.

On Wednesday, the AAP had alleged a nexus between the BJP and discoms in the capital, putting the blame of fast-running electricity meters and inflated bills on the BJP.

Waving documents relating to companies allegedly owned by Upadhyay, the AAP said the Delhi BJP chief’s claim that he was a shareholder and not the owner of NCNL Infomedia Pvt Ltd, a company which allegedly installs meters in Delhi, was false.

“The company’s Memorandum of Association clearly shows Satish and Umesh Upadhyay were equal owners at the time of its incorporation. The Article of Association clearly lists them as First Directors…When his company is installing meters in Delhi, whose fast-running versions Delhi suffer from, isn’t it a clear conflict of interest,” Raghav Chaddha, AAP spokesperson, said.

“Satish Upadhyay states that he doesn’t have any affiliation with NCNL Infomedia Pvt Ltd or BSES anymore. However, BSES Delhi’s list of approved contractors has NCNL Infomedia Pvt Ltd as Vendor No. 232306, valid unto March 31, 2015,” he said.

Refuting Upadhyay’s claims that he resigned from all private companies after becoming a councillor in 2012, AAP leader Ashutosh said, “Records from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs clearly show he’s still a director in two companies. Can Satish Upadhyay answer our questions?”

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