Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s son Kartikey Chouhan filed a defamation case against Congress president Rahul Gandhi now for asserting his name featured in Panama Papers.
Panama Papers refers into the flow of millions of documents in the database of the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm Mossak Fonseca which helped in establishing off-shore entities.
Mr. Gandhi later explained he was speaking to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son rather than Kartikeya. But while clarifying, the Congress president did not spare the chance of taking a different dig, saying he got”confused” because of the”large number of scams” beneath BJP authorities.
“So lots of scams have happened in BJP state authorities I have confused. The title of this son of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister isn’t there in Panama newspapers. However, Vyapam and e-tendering scams have happened in his (Mr. Chouhan’s) rule,” Mr. Gandhi alleged.
The BJP, which will be attempting to win a fourth term in power in Madhya Pradesh, is utilizing Mr Gandhi’s faux pas to measure its assault on the Congress.
“Mr @RahulGandhi You’ve been creating patently false allegations of Vyapam into Panama Papers against me and my loved ones. I am submitting a criminal defamation lawsuit for maximum compensation against you for frivolous and malafide statements. Allow law take its course today,” Shivraj Chouhan tweeted Monday.
Kartikey Chouhan has filed a defamation case against Mr. Gandhi in a particular court in Bhopal. His attorney Shirish Shrivastava told colleagues that instance was filed since”Rahul Gandhi has tried to defame Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his son during his comments at a rally in Jhabua”. He declared that it had been a part of a strategy and Mr. Gandhi wished to reap political advantage from his opinions.
Mr. Shrivastava stated, “Mr. Chouhan and his son got nothing to do with the Panama newspapers”. He explained that media clippings along with a movie of Mr. Gandhi’s opinions are filed with the criticism.
The Congress president had stated a Prime Minister of Pakistan (Nawaz Sharif) dropped his article on this particular issue “but nothing occurred here despite the title of the Madhya Pradesh chief minister’s son being there”.
The Madhya Pradesh chief minister told reporters Tuesday that Mr. Gandhi wouldn’t have made the remarks without giving it an idea.
“Rahul Gandhi isn’t a little or even a street-level leader. Thus the opinions wouldn’t have been made with no consideration,” he explained.