TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee sends defamation notice to Narendra Modi 

Arunima Bajaj  Saturday 18th of May 2019 07:29 PM
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Abhishek Banerjee.

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee, on Saturday, sent a defamation notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making “wildly fabricated allegations” against him at a rally in West Bengal’s Diamond Harbour.

Banerjee, the nephew of party chief Mamata Banerjee, demanded an unconditional apology within 36 hours of the receipt of the notice, failing which he would “initiate appropriate proceedings.”

Abhishek is pitted against the BJP’s Nilanjan Roy, in whose support Modi had come to campaign and claimed that the state was going through a “torturous period under the bua-bhatija (aunt-nephew) rule”.

Modi had said, “Democracy has turned into ‘gundacracy’ (goon rule) in West Bengal. Trinamool Congress goons have made life hell for the people here. But the days of gundacracy are over.”

The notice by Abhishek said, “Your speech, punctuated by false, malicious and defamatory content, was an embodiment of political calculation and mischievous intent. Your imputations were deliberate and mala fide, perpetrated through thinly veiled references of bhatija (nephew) and Didi while being fully aware that Mamata Banerjee is referred to as Didi and my client is her only nephew.”

The notice also added, “Such allegations are slanderous, malicious and false, only inhabiting the silos of your party's collective imagination.”




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