A Kolkata court has summoned BJP national president Amit Shah over defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP and Bengal Chief Minister’s nephew Abhisek Banerjee.
It has been reported that the BJP national president defamed TMC MP Abhisek Banerjee from a mass rally held on 11th this month. Amit Shah from the rally had attacked Abhisek Banerjee and said that he is corrupted man, and is the kingpin of TMC’s syndicate raj.
Just after the statement came from the BJP president, TMC countered and said, “Without any evidence Amit Shah slamming is Banerjee, and we will go to the court against the BJP president.”
The Trinamool Congress MP, elected from Diamond Harbour constituency, had sent defamation notice to Shah. Abhisek’s lawyer said that Shah did not respond to the notice and did not even take it seriously. The council further said, “After waiting for a week, we were compelled to file a defamation case in city Court on Monday.” He added that the court directed Shah to be present before it on September 28.
A source from TMC opined that in a hearing on Tuesday Abhisek Banerjee told the court, “What Amit Shah said to me is based on lie and is non-factual. For this move I felt insulted before my family, friends and circles. And I think it was done intentionally.”
Two other TMC leaders, Saumya Bakshi and Subrata Biswas put their views before court in favour of Banerjee. But sources confirmed that BJP did not take it seriously. At a meeting in Kolkata BJP State president Dilip Ghosh said that TMC is now working to file case in court. What he said (read Amit Shah) and alleged Abhisek over some factual evidence, which will be put in front of all when the time will come.
The BJP leadership in West Bengal thinks Shah’s stature is higher than Abhisek. BJP also thinks that only Mamata Banerjee is their only opposition, so the BJP party’s national president did not responded to Abhisek’s notice.