CM sends legal notice to Kejriwal

Will continue to defame corrupt politicians, replies IAC leader

Chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s political advisor Pawan Khera on Monday served a legal notice to India Against Corruption member Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly
defaming Dikshit and using “foul and filthy language” during a talk show on a news channel.

Asking Kejriwal to withdraw the remarks, Khera has demanded immediate and unconditional apology.

Apart from accusing Kejriwal of making “slanderous and politically motivated” comments to defame Dikshit, the notice has specifically mentioned a comment made by Kejriwal during a talk show on Total TV on October 10.

“You deliberately made the same frivolous allegations by claiming in the filthy language that Sheila Dikshit has acted like a dalal of private companies on television to the detriment of the public esteem and reputation of my client, only to wrongly and illegally fulfil your political ambitions by wrongfully raising a bogey of untrue, false and baseless allegations, which are totally unsubstantiated and mischievous,” said the notice served at Kejriwal’s Ghaziabad house through lawyer Mehmood Pracha.


The editor-in-chief and managing director of Total TV has also been served the notice.
For the last 15 days, Kejriwal has been protesting against power tariff hike and has accused Dikshit of being in conspiracy with private power distribution companies to bring them more profits.

“Immediately withdraw all the allegations and aspersions made by you against Dikshit at least on three prominent news channels and newspapers in equal if not more prominence than the original defamatory content,” said the notice, demanding apology and advising to refrain from making false and baseless accusation in future. 

On failure to comply to the conditions, “suitable civil and criminal proceedings” will be initiated as per the provision of law.

Kejriwal said he will continue to defame corrupt politicians till injustice and corruption is done away with.

“We will continue to defame the Delhi government till it does not stop corrupt practices,” said Kejriwal. 

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