In a relief to former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday set aside the trial court order imposing a fine of Rs three lakh on her for not appearing in a criminal defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
The Delhi High Court on Friday framed issues to be decided by it on a poll petition of former Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta seeking to declare election of Arvind Kejriwal as void on the ground that he exceeded the poll expense limit of Rs 14 lakh.
In what could spell fresh trouble for former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, a court has imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh on her for failing to appear for a hearing in defamation case filed against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta, as per reports on Saturday.
Former Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta met Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi and submitted a complaint alleging circulation of malicious SMSes to instigate riots in the country on the day of vote counting.
The stage is set for a live wire contest between Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, BJP heavyweight Vijender Gupta and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal in the New Delhi assembly constituency.
After intense confabulations and consensus-building lasting over eight hours, BJP announced the names of 62 candidates for Delhi elections and decided to field former state unit president Vijendra Gupta against Sheila Dikshit.