Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit filed a defamation suit against state BJP president Vijender Gupta in Delhi high court for allegedly putting up hoardings across the city accusing her government of corruption in fixing the power tariff. In her petition, Dikshit has demanded R1 as damages.
In her petition filed in the court of justice VK Jain, Dikshit alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party, under the leadership of Gupta, erected hoardings in June 2010 which said her government had "openly looted thousands of crores of rupees".
The hoardings allegedly stated that Dikshit government was misrepresenting the facts before the people of Delhi on power tariff. The advertisements also claimed that the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission was going to recommend reduction in power tariff but the "chief minister came in the way".
Dikshit approached the court after Gupta refused to tender a "public apology for the slander" as demanded by her and maintained that he will reply in the court. The hoardings were erected at Pusa Road, Karol Bagh, Shankar Road, Hari Nagar, Jhandewalan, Delhi Gate, Rani Jhansi Road, Najafgarh Road, Rajendra Nagar Road, New Rohatk Road, Filmistan and Subzi Mandi.