Virbhadra sends legal notice to Kejriwal
Union minister Virbhadra Singh has sent a legal notice to Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal who had on March 25 demanded registration of FIR and investigation into charges of corruption against Singh and 13 other ministers, sources said.chandigarh Updated: Apr 02, 2012 15:42 IST
Union minister Virbhadra Singh has sent a legal notice to Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal who had on March 25 demanded registration of FIR and investigation into charges of corruption against Singh and 13 other ministers, sources said on Sunday.
Singh who is the union minister for micro small and medium enterprises had on March 27 written a letter to Kejriwal seeking unconditional apology for the baseless charges.
In his letter to Kejriwal, the minister had demanded that he (Kejriwal) either tender an unconditional apology to him or else be ready to face legal consequences.
During a rally by Team Anna at Jantar Mantar on March 25 Arvind Kejriwal had levelled charges of corruption against 14 union ministers including Singh and demanded registration of an FIR against them.
In his letter to Kejriwal Virbhadra Singh said he had gone through reports quoting Kejriwal as having given a list of 14 ministers against whom charges of corruption need to be investigated.
"You have also included my name in that list. However it is evident that your information in this regard is sketchy and founded on inexact information," the minister said.
Singh said he had been in politics for nearly five decades and had a clean record in New Delhi and in Himachal Pradesh where he has been chief minister.
"No one has ever levelled an allegation against me except for the BJP government of HP led by Prem Kumar Dhumal," Singh said in his letter to Kejriwal.
Meanwhile sources said Congress MP Jagdambika Pal has slapped a privilege notice againt Kejriwal for allegedly insulting Parliament. While confirming that he has received a letter from Virbhadra Singh as well as a breach of privilege notice served on him by Pal, Kejriwal said he would not tender an apology to anyone and that his statements were based on facts.
Kejriwal said his comments on Parliamentarians were based on facts so there was no question of his tendering an apology to anyone.