Defamation Case Against Didi Nephew

Published: 04th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2015 03:56 AM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA:BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday said he will file both civil and criminal defamation suits against West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s MP nephew, Abhiskeh Banerjee, for his derogatory remarks about Singh being the grandson of  former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Singh said, “I had sent legal notices both to Abhisekh and another TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee. While Abhisekh has replied, the notice was not received by Kalyan at his home here.

It will be served at his residence in New Delhi now. “I will now file civil as well as criminal defamation suits against Abhisekh,” he said. Abhisekh’s lawyer in a reply stated that the notice alleging defamation was “merely on the basis of newspaper reports” and his client denied having made any “false or malicious statements”.

“Whatever, our client has said in public, our client reiterates and stands by it,” the lawyer wrote. Both Abhisekh and Kalyan had made disparaging remarks about Singh and questioned whether the late PM would have married if he knew he would have such a grandson. 

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