Dikshit issues legal notice to city BJP chief
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Last Updated: Sunday, June 13, 2010, 21:50
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday served a legal notice on city BJP head Vijender Gupta for alleging that she had ordered removal of hoardings put up by the party across the national capital to "educate" people about "exploitation being committed by the power distribution companies".

In the legal notice, Dikshit asked Gupta to tender an unconditional apology within three days or else he would face legal action for defamation.

Yesterday, the city party chief had alleged that the hoardings put up by the party at 30 places, mainly at DTC bus stops, were removed at the behest of the chief minister.

The party, in a statement, had said that it had paid money to concerned agencies to put up the hoardings at DTC bus stops at 30 places.

The BJP had put up the hoardings to "make people aware about how discoms were exploiting consumers."

An official in the chief minister's office said that the government did not give any order to remove the hoardings and the BJP-ruled MCD had removed them in view of Supreme Court guidelines.

The official said the MCD had framed guidelines for putting up hoardings and those guidelines were approved by the Supreme Court.


First Published: Sunday, June 13, 2010, 21:50

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