New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued
a notice to BJP MP Varun Gandhi on a petition filed by his uncle
and Congress candidate from Pilibhit constituency V M Singh
for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him during the
last Lok Sabha elections.
Justice Aruna Suresh sought a response from Gandhi by July
30 in the matter.
In a petition filed by Singh through his counsel Arjun
Harkauli, he alleged that Gandhi made remarks linking him to
Pakistan`s ISI and working for a separate state of Khalistan.
He also accused the politician of insulting farmers and
Muslims during the election campaign.
The elections in Pilibhit constituency in Uttar Pradesh
had witnesses a controversy following Gandhi`s hate speeches.
He was arrested under the National Security Act.
The petitioner is a first cousin of Gandhi`s mother and
former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi.