Patna: BJP’s urban development minister Suresh Sharma has sent a legal notice to Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Tejashwi Yadav, asking him to withdraw a statement issued on July 26, alleging that his name had cropped in the sexual exploitation case at the Muzaffarpur girls’ short stay home.
The notice was sent through the minister’s advocate, Abhay Shankar Singh.
Stating that the charges had tarnished the reputation and goodwill of his client, the legal notice describes the charges published in various newspapers and shown on TV channels as “absolutely false, concocted, baseless without an iota of truth”.
“Your defamatory false statements are continuously being quoted and published and circulated on all the platforms of media, resulting in huge loss of reputation and goodwill earned during decades of public life of my client,” the notice declared.
The notice has asked Tejashwi to withdraw his statement with proper corrigendum and due publicity through print and audio-visual media, also seeking apology for the false statement made by him “without any basis”.
The legal notice holds Tejashwi Yadav solely responsible for harming the social and economic interest of the advocate’s client.
The notice further warns that if Tejashwi Yadav fails to withdraw his statement with an apology within 24 hours of receipt of the legal notice being sent, it will make Tejashwi liable for all the cost and consequences for criminal and and civil proceedings to be initiated against him by the advocate’s client.
Courtesy: The Telegraph