PM slapped with defamation notice
ThePrime Minister Narendra Modi was today slapped with a defamation notice by Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjeeas he sent today a defamation notice for allegedly making "wildlyfabricated allegations" against him at a rally at West Bengal's DiamondHarbour on Wednesday.
Banerjeeis the nephew of party chief Mamata Banerjee and seeking re-election fromDiamond Harbour in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections. He is pittedagainst the BJP's Nilanjan Roy, in whose support PM Modi had come to campaign.
PMModi had claimed at the rally that the state was going through a"torturous period under the bua-bhatija (referring to MamataBanerjee and her nephew) rule", but the people would give them a fittinganswer by putting their might behind the BJP.
"Democracy has turned into goondacracy in West Bengal. Trinamool Congress goons have made life hell for the people here. But the days of goondacracy are over," he had said.
The notice, written by Banerjee's advocate on his behalf, claimed that the speech – which was widely aired on media channels – was aimed at harming his reputation. "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," it read.