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‘Son of MLA’ sticker gets Delhi BJP legislator defamation notice from Speaker

The defamation notice was sent to Manjinder Singh Sirsa for his tweet in which he allegedly accused Ram Niwas Goel of nepotism.

delhi Updated: Jul 19, 2019 10:43 IST
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According to the contents of a defamation letter sent by Goel’s counsel to Sirsa, the BJP leader on July 14 had allegedly posted a picture of a car with ‘Son of MLA’ written on back of the vehicle on Twitter from his official account
According to the contents of a defamation letter sent by Goel’s counsel to Sirsa, the BJP leader on July 14 had allegedly posted a picture of a car with ‘Son of MLA’ written on back of the vehicle on Twitter from his official account(Twitter/mssirsa)
         

Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday sent a defamation notice to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Rajouri Garden, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, for a Twitter post where he allegedly accused Goel of nepotism.

According to the contents of a defamation letter sent by Goel’s counsel to Sirsa, the BJP leader on July 14 had allegedly posted a picture of a car with “Son of MLA” written on back of the vehicle on Twitter from his official account, saying that “Papa Vidhayak Hai Hamare … Ye Gadi hai AAP aur Delhi Vidhan Sabha Speaker Ram Niwas Goel ke bête ki”. Goel in his notice termed it “false and defamatory” .

Reacting to the notice, Sirsa said it is surprising the Speaker found a mere tweet defamatory. “Wasn’t Kejriwal being hit by his own party worker during a rally defamatory? There are so many CBI cases against AAP MLAs and the minister of Delhi government. That should make them feel more defamed than these tweets,” the MLA said.

First Published: Jul 18, 2019 23:13 IST

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