TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee Sends Defamation Notice to PM Modi

Abhishek is the nephew of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and TMC’s candidate for the Diamond harbour seat.

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Trinamool Congress leader and nephew of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee, through his lawyer, has sent a defamation notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged derogatory remarks made against him in a public rally on 15 May, held in Diamond Harbour in West Bengal.

Banerjee is TMC’s sitting MP and candidate for the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency, which will go to polls in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday, 19 May.

The notice sent by Banerjee’s advocate, on his behalf, reportedly claims that PM’s speech had hurt his reputation.


“Your speech, punctuated by false, malicious and defamatory content, was an embodiment of political calculation and mischievous intent. Your imputations were deliberate and mala fide, perpetrated through thinly veiled references of bhatija (nephew) and didi while being fully aware that Mamata Banerjee is referred to as didi and my client is her only nephew,” the letter reads, reported NDTV.

On 15 May, at an election rally at Diamond Harbour, Modi had said that democracy has turned to "goondacracy" in West Bengal. The days of the "bua-bhatija" government in the state are numbered going by the mood of the people and help BJP win the majority of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, PM Modi had said, according to news agency PTI.

(With inputs from PTI and NDTV)

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