Chandigarh: On Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that he would file a defamation case against AAP leader Arvind Kejirwal, who has dubbed him as a dishonest man after the ED raids at his nephew’s premises, along with multiple other places.
Speaking to reporters in his constituency in Chamkaur Sahib, Channi said that Kejriwal has now crossed all limits and that he has requested his party to give permission to file a defamation case against the AAP leader. Channi alleged that Kejriwal was in the habit of levelling accusations to malign the image of others and that in the past it was seen how he had to later apologised to leaders like Nitin Gadkari, late Arun Jaitley and SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia.
“I will file a defamation case against Kejriwal and have requested my party to give permission to do so. I am compelled to do this…he is dubbing me as dishonest and he has put that on his Twitter handle,” he said.
“He is calling me dishonest…did he call himself dishonest when his nephew was caught..,” asked Channi.
“Why photos of bundles of notes with my photos on social media accounts. Which money came to me, what is my fault in this?. Why are you dragging me into this? Some money of someone else seized…there was a raid at ten places in Punjab, why are you linking me with this. Had money been seized from me, ED would have conducted raids at my house, arrested me, questioned me,” said Channi seeking to clarify his position on the accusations levelled on him by the opposition after his nephew was raided.