Court order on Gadkari's plea November 17

Published: 02nd November 2012 05:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2012 05:48 PM   |  A+A-


BJP president Nitin Gadkari (File photo/ ENS)


A Delhi court Friday fixed Nov 17 to pronounce its order on a plea filed by BJP chief Nitin Gadkari seeking initiation of proceedings against Congress leader Digvijay Singh for alleged defamation.

Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar Oct 16 reserved the order for Nov 2 on summoning Digvijay Singh over the defamation complaint by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief. It was deferred for Nov 17 as the judge was on leave Friday.

Gadkari filed a defamation complaint Oct 1 against the Congress leader for dragging his name into alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. The BJP leader recorded his statement in court that he was "not responsible for any coal blocks allocation to anybody".

In his complaint filed through advocate Ajay Digpaul and Anil Soni, Gadkari alleged that Digvijay Singh made false, baseless, scandalous, fabricated and defamatory remarks against him.

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