AAP Leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday sent criminal defamation notice to BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari, and other Leaders including Parvesh Verma and Vijender Gupta for their false allegations in connection with the construction of Delhi government school classrooms.
The notice served by the Deputy CM has sought an apology from the leaders with 48 hours of receiving it.
The notice served by the Sisodia stated, “In view of the above, you are hereby called upon to render immediately a complete, express, unqualified and unambiguous apology to my client, the citizens and the parents and students of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for inflicting the aforesaid libel upon them, which must be tendered to my client personally in writing by you as well as by printing the same along with the true and correct facts, as stated above, on various newspapers of wide circulation in Delhi as well as across India prominently within 48 hours of receipt of this notice…,”
The development comes days after the BJP held a press conference accusing Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia of involving in an alleged 2,000 crore scam in the construction of classrooms in the Delhi Schools.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister @msisodia serves a legal notice for criminal defamation against BJP leaders @ManojTiwariMP, @p_sahibsingh & @Gupta_vijender for their false allegations related to Delhi govt schools classroom construction. pic.twitter.com/tGiYdgxlIP
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) July 3, 2019
BJP MP Tiwari also attacked Kejriwal and Sisodia for alleged nepotism while giving construction contracts. He alleged that most of the people who have been awarded a contract for constructing classrooms are either the relatives of Kejriwal or Sisodia or closed to them.
However, Team Arvind Kejriwal hit back saying that if BJP thinks there is a scam they should arrest them. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia dared Tiwari to arrest him if such irregularities exists. ‘I challenge Manoj Tiwari to arrest me if I have committed a scam… Either arrest me till this evening on scam charges or apologize to the people of Delhi. Apologize to the parents of Delhi for which these schools are being built’, tweeted Manish Sisodia in response to allegations.
It comes after the RTI response which was filed by Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana, that revealed the Delhi Government with the expenditure of Rs 2,892 crore has undertaken the construction of 12,782 classrooms – over 20 Lakh rupees being spent on the construction of one classroom.