Coalgate: Gadkari sends notice to Digvijay Singh

Coalgate: Gadkari sends notice to Digvijay Singh Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: BJP president Nitin Gadkari has sent a legal notice to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh threatening to file a defamation case against him.

Gadkari sent the notice after Singh, in interviews to media, described Nagpur businessman Ajay Sancheti, who was allocated a coal block, as the BJP president’s business partner.

The Congress party has claimed that Sancheti, a Rajya Sabha member, was generously allocated a coal mine in Madhya Pradesh because of his closeness to Gadkari. The BJP and Sancheti have refuted the allegations as baseless.

In his legal notice, Gadkari described Singh's remarks as "completely concocted, defamatory, scandalous and un-parliamentary".

Responding to the notice, Singh said, "I never respond to notices. He (Gadkari) can go to courts.”