Kolkata : Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been summoned by a special court in a defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP and party chief Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. The court has ordered Union Minister Amit Shah to appear in the court on 22 February. However Amit Shah is exempted from personal appearance. He can also present his case through his lawyer.
It is being told that Amit Shah had made serious allegations against Abhishek Banerjee during the August 2018 rally after which the TMC MP filed a defamation petition in the court against the Union Home Minister.
According to a report, the special court for MPs and MLAs in the defamation case has sent summon to Home Minister Amit Shah to appear before the court on 22 February. The defamation petition filed in the court on behalf of Abhishek Banerjee said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said during a rally in Kolkata that Narada, Sharda, Rose Valley, Syndicate Corruption, Nephew Corruption is the list of Mamata Banerjee’s corruption. Amit Shah said this while addressing a rally in Kolkata.
Political movement has intensified before the elections in West Bengal. Amit Shah and Mamta Banerjee had rallies on Thursday. Apart from this, Amit Shah is still in West Bengal. Mamta Banerjee had attacked Amit Shah at a rally and said that before attacking me, Amit Shah can compete with my nephew Abhishek if he wants. If he has the courage then he should show it by contesting against Abhishek Banerjee
The verbal war between Mamata Banerjee and BJP leaders may intensify in the coming days. PM Narendra Modi is also reaching West Bengal on 25 February.