CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to file defamation case against Rahul Gandhi

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had said that he will file defamation case against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for leveling corruption charges against him and his family on Monday. 

“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,” Chouhan said. 

However, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday gave explanation over his statement and said that he got confused because of multiple scams in BJP.

“There is so much corruption in the BJP that I got confused. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister was not in Panama scam but was involved in the e-tendering and Vyapam scam,” Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday, clarifying the comments he made at public meeting on Monday.

Congress President had said, “On one side, you have the watchman and on the other side you have ‘ mamaji’. The name of the son of ‘mamaji’ figured in Panama Papers.”

“The name of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared in Panama Papers. In a country like Pakistan, he was jailed. Here, the name of the son of a Chief Minister figures in Panama Papers but no action is taken,” Gandhi added. 

Gandhi accused Chouhan of presiding over “rampant corruption”.