False Remarks By Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal On Centre? Court Lists Plea
New Delhi: A public interest case filed against Congress President Rahul Gandhi and City Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for making false statements against the central government regarding the loan waiver came up for hearing on August 7. For many entrepreneurs.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramaniam Prasad granted time to petitioner Surjit Singh Yadav to file certain documents in connection with the petition.
Counsel for the petitioner sought time to file additional documents. List on August 7, the court said.
Counsel appearing for the petitioner said that “write off” is not the same as “dismissal” and now crores of loans given to industrialists are being falsely propagated in the media as “dismissal”.
The petitioner, who claimed to be a farmer and a social worker, said in his plea that “writing” is a regular practice by banks of “falsely disclosing” their balance sheets “with the hope of later recovery”. Reports by some news agencies of Gandhi and Kejriwal are a “concerted attempt to create a negative image” of the Centre, which has resulted in a negative image of the country.
“Five years ago, the petitioner had written to a TV channel about waiver of ₹ 8 lakh crore 5-10 loan of the central government in S. Also perused the statement issued by Rahul Gandhi (Respondent No. 2). Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Respondent No.3) has issued a statement that the loans of many industrialists have been waived off by the Central Government and millions of crores have been waived off. The central government has also waived the tax of industrialists,” the petition said.
It further said that “news articles were published two years ago that the loans of 50 defaulters have been written off and the loan amount involving Mehul Choksi’s name is ₹ 68,000 crore”.
The petition alleged that political leaders and the media were trying to misrepresent the reputation of the central government by twisting facts to suit their agenda and that “fake news” was damaging the reputation of the country. Eyes of the world.
The petition urged that “factually false statements” by political figures create a negative impression in the minds of citizens and that such news articles should be deleted.
“Therefore, I respectfully request that this Hon’ble Court register a complaint and direct the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate and prosecute respondent Nos. 2 and 3 (Gandhi and Kejriwal) for making false and misleading statements with intent to tarnish the reputation and credibility of the Republic of India,” It is further stated in the petition.