Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be filing a criminal defamation suit against Congress President Rahul Gandhi today over dragging his son in the Panama papers scandal. Chauhan tweeted that Gandhi has been making false allegations against his family members and hence he will be filing a defamation case.Also Read - T20 World Cup: India to Bowl or Bat First vs Pakistan? Ravi Shastri Gives A Clear Answer
Chouhan tweeted, “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.” Also Read - T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli Reveals India's Strategy Ahead of Pakistan Game, Says Pretty Sorted
Congress President Rahul Gandhi Monday while addressing a rally in Jhabua had said, “Name of the son of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan 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.” Also Read - Will Consider, Says Rahul Gandhi On Request Of Senior Leaders To Become Congress President
Chouhan added, “For the past many years, Congress has been accusing me and my family. We respect everybody and maintain our dignity but, today Rahul Gandhi crossed his limits when he said my son Yuva Kartikey’s name has come in Panama papers. We are going to file a defamation suit against him tomorrow.”
While continuing his attack on Gandhi, Chouhan alleged that staying away from making the government is getting tougher for the Congress President and it is affecting him mentally. He further said that it was the Opposition’s practice 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.”
After Chouhan announced he will be filing a defamation suit against Gandhi, the Congress President made yet another remark saying that the BJP’s corruption list is so long that he got confused. He said, “BJP mein itna brashtachaar hai ki main kal confuse ho gaya tha. Madhya Pradesh ke CM ne Panama nahi kiya unhone to e tendering aur vyapam scam kiye hain.”
Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today will be visiting the birthplace of Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s birthplace, Mhow in Madhya Pradesh during his two-day Malwa tour. He will also be addressing rallies in Indore, Dhar, Khargone, and Mhow. Gandhi will interact with news editors and the business community in two separate programmes at Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh.