UP Congress sends legal notice to Smriti Irani for ‘false’ allegations against Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust

Lucknow(ANI): Congress in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday issued a legal notice to Union Minister Smriti Irani over her “false and malicious” allegation that Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust has grabbed land of farmers in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi.

In the notice, Irani has been accused of making “false and malicious” allegations against RGCT as also the Congress party in her two public utterances. The lawyer of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee told Irani that the Congress party has been accused by her of maintaining silence when an organisation closely linked to the party is alleged to have been a land grabber which has usurped agricultural lands belonging to farmers in Amethi.

Mai abhinandan karti hun Cong ka ki aapne mujhe notice bheja,ab Amethi mein doodh ka doodh aur paani paani ka hoga: Smriti Irani

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If Ive been given a notice bcoz I’ve raised voice of ppl of Amethi,I’m ready to accept 100 such notices: Smriti Irani

Detailing the facts of the case, the lawyer has told the Union Minister that “by attacking this entire process of transfer of land to our clients, the effect is to undermine and declared as mala fide a transaction sanctified by the court.”

Agar Cong aur R Gandhi mein dum hai to mujhe salaakhon ke peechhe bhejein,wahan se bhi mai Amethi ke liye awaaz uthati rahungi: Smriti Irani

Asking the Union Minister to cease and desist from making any such imputations against the party, the lawyer Prashanta Chandra Sen told her that his client will have “no option” but to pursue appropriate legal remedies, both civil and criminal, if she failed to do so.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani has now responded to the notice. She has challenged Rahul Gandhi to put her behind bars and vowed to fight for rights of people of Amethi from there.

Irani had unsuccessfully contested against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi in the last Lok Sabha polls.