Defamation notice to Dikshit from Gupta

BJP Delhi Pradesh president Vijender Gupta has served notice of defamation and claim for damages to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for leveling ''serious charges against him''.

If Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit does not withdraw her charges and apologise unconditionally then Gupta threatened to file a case. Dikshit, on March 12, had claimed that Gupta was involved in corruption by channelising funds from MCD into an NGO, Sampoorna, run by his wife. 

“Sheila Dikshit has committed a malafide act of tarnishing my image as a state president of a national party. There is no truth in her claims. Despite being CM for last 13 years and being formally apprised about the procedures of various grants going to hundreds of NGOs in the city, she made wrong allegations against me while I am not even a primary member of Sampoorna,” said Gupta.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Prof V K Malhotra said the chief minister will not get away by making false allegations and will have to answer for her misdeeds in the forthcoming MCD elections.

“We are saying the chief minister is corrupt because state agencies – CAG, Lokayukta, Shunglu Committee — said Dikshit committed corruption. BJP as a party is only reiterating what these agencies said. However, the CM is now making baseless personal allegations of corruption without any proof,” opined Malhotra.

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