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Will file case against Rahul Gandhi for defaming my family: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Rahul had alleged that MP CM and his family members were involved in several scams.

Will file case against Rahul Gandhi for defaming my family: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has warned that he will file a criminal defamation suit against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for making false allegations against him and his family members and maligning their reputation.

Congress chief had on Monday alleged that Chouhan and his son Kartikey were involved in several scams including Vyapam and Panama Papers.

Making his intentions clear, the MP CM took to Twitter and asserted that the law will now take its own course.  

“Mr @RahulGandhi, you have been making patently false allegations of Vyapam to Panama Papers against me and my family. Tomorrow, I am filing a criminal defamation suit for maximum damages against you for frivolous and malafide statements. Let the law take its own course now,” Shivraj tweeted.

Attacking Rahul Gandhi's party in another tweet, the MP CM said, ''Congress has a habit of looking down upon the BJP workers. It called Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘Maut ka Saudagar’, ‘neech’ and ‘Bicchu’. The party called me ‘nalayak’, ‘madari’ etc. Staying away from making the government is getting tougher for him (Rahul) and it is affecting him mentally.”

Remarks from the MP CM came hours after Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Jhabua, said, “Name of the son of Mamaji (CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan) surfaced in the Panama Papers, but no action was taken. Even a country like Pakistan punished its former PM when he was named in the Panama Papers.”

"Udhar Chowkidar, Idhar Mamaji. Mamaji ke jo bete hai, Panama Papers me unka naam nikalta hai. (On one side, you have the watchman (apparently referring to Modi), on the other side you have 'mamaji'. The name of the son of 'mamaji' figured in Panama Papers)," Rahul said.

"Nawaz Sharif Pakistan ke Prime Minister ka naam nikalta hai..Pakistan jaise desh me unko jail me daal dete hai. Magar Yahan ke chief minister ka beta, uska naam Panama Papers me nikalta hai to koi karyawai nahi hoti (The name of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif appears in Panama Papers.
In a country like Pakistan, he is jailed. Here, the name of the son of a CM figures in Panama Papers but no action is taken)," the Congress chief added.

Though he did not name Shivraj, it was widely believed that Rahul was apparently referring to MP CM.

Rahul further alleged that "rampant corruption took place in the state under the Chief Minister Chouhan including Vyapam, e-tendering and Mahakumbh Mela."

The Gandhi scion also renewed the attack on PM Narendra Modi, alleging that demonetisation in 2016 was carried out to "convert black money of a few rich people into white" and that PM was a "magician" who performed this act.

"The exercise was carried out to convert black money of a few rich people into white," he said.

Congress president is currently on a two-day whirlwind tour of the BJP-dominated Malwa region in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.