Kolkata, Jan 29 (PTI) Senior TMC leader Chandrima Bhattacharya Tuesday issued a defamation notice to BJP national president Amit Shah for his remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Also Read - CBSE Board Exams 2021-22: All You Need to Know About Controversy Surrounding Class 10, 12 Date Sheet

At a rally in East Midnapore district’s Kanthi, Shah launched a scathing attack against the TMC government in West Bengal and alleged that Banerjee’s paintings were bought by chit fund owners for crores of rupees. Also Read - Amazon Customer Orders Apple iPhone 12 Worth Rs 70,900, Receives Soap & Rs 5 Coin Instead

Bhattacharya, who is also the minister of state for health in West Bengal government, accused Shah of trying to malign the TMC supremo’s image by “uttering lies”. Also Read - Mujhe Maaro Fame Momin Saqib Celebrates Pakistan's Historic Win Over Virat Kohli's India; Video Goes Viral | WATCH

“I have issued a defamation notice against BJP national president Amit Shah for his defamatory and malicious remarks against Mamata Banerjee,” she said.

“I want to ask him on what basis he had made those comments against our party leader. He has to either give evidence in support of his statements or apologise publicly for his comments. If he doesn’t do it we will take legal steps against him,” she said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.