BJP sends legal notice to Digvijay Singh

The BJP Tuesday sent a legal notice to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh for his "insidious remarks" against party president Nitin Gadkari.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 20:54 PM IST

New Delhi: The BJP Tuesday sent a legal notice to
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh for his "insidious
remarks" against party president Nitin Gadkari and demanded
that properties owned by him, Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra be
made public.

BJP secretary Kirit Somaiya sent a legal notice to Singh
for his remarks against Gadkari. Singh had alleged that
Gadkari had amassed huge wealth in a short span of time and
his antecedents should be checked.

"A legal notice for defamation has been served by Kirit
Somaiya`s lawyer which asks for apology from Digvijay Singh...
The BJP leader has asked for Singh`s apology in 7 days," a
statement issued by Somaiya said.

Singh had alleged that Somaiya was an accused in the
stock market scam.

Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said while
Digvijay Singh has levelled allegations against Gadkari, the
"movable and immovable properties" of Singh, Congress general
secretary Rahul Gandhi and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra
should also be investigated.

Somaiya`s lawyer states that he had exposed the stock
market scam and was a member of the Joint Parliamentary
Committee investigating the stock market scam.

"Somaiya has never been charged, accused in any scam
including that of stock market scam," his lawyer said.

The BJP leader himself maintained that it seems to be a
Congress strategy to attack BJP leaders with baseless, absurd
statements about corruption.

PTI