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Business News/ News / AAP's Atishi gets defamation notice over 'join BJP or be ready to be arrested' claim

AAP's Atishi gets defamation notice over 'join BJP or be ready to be arrested' claim

Delhi Minister Atishi has received a defamation notice from BJP for her 'join BJP or be ready to be arrested' statement.

INDIA Bloc Maharally today: Delhi Minister and AAP leader Atishi. Premium
INDIA Bloc Maharally today: Delhi Minister and AAP leader Atishi.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sent a defamation notice to Delhi Minister Atishi in response to her assertion that she was told to ‘join BJP or face arrest’. 

The senior AAP leader, Atishi, on Tuesday made allegations claiming that she was warned by a close associate to either join the BJP or expect arrest by the Enforcement Directorate within a month.

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Addressing a press conference, Atishi also expressed concerns that she and three other AAP leaders - Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj, MLA Durgesh Pathak, and Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha - could be arrested. The senior AAP leader also mentioned being informed about potential raids by the ED at her and her relatives' residences in the upcoming days.

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Addressing a press conference, Delhi BJP chief Virendra Sachdeva said that a defamation notice has been sent to Atishi, demanding a public apology for her claim. “Atishi failed to provide evidence of who approached her, how and when. The AAP is undergoing a crisis in Delhi, which is why they are making such baseless allegations out of frustration. But we will not let her get away with this," he said, newswire PTI reported. 

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Atishi's revelations came just a day after the ED claimed that Arvind Kejriwal informed them that Vijay Nair, a central figure in the purported liquor scandal, reported to Atishi and Saurabh.

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Meanwhile, on April 2, SC granted bail to AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh in the Delhi liquor policy case. The Court slammed the probe agency, noting that no money had been recovered from Singh's possession and that the allegation of him receiving a 2 crore bribe could be examined in the trial.

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Published: 03 Apr 2024, 11:48 AM IST
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