INDIA: The Union Minister Smriti Irani and her 18-years old daughter were comprehended by the opposition into a contention of running an illegitimate Bar in Goa. Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera, Netta D’Souza along with many others conspired against the Minister on the personal front. Recently, The Delhi HC brushed aside all allegations by saying, there are no documents on record to prove that Union minister Smriti Irani or her daughter Zoish Irani, ever owned a restaurant in Goa or neither applied for a food and beverages license.
The court said that the opposition conspired against the leader and “launched a tirade of false scathing and belligerent personal attacks” upon her. A 2-crore civil defamation suit is filed against the Congress leaders by the Minister for Women and Child Development. The court said: “Considering the documents on record, it is seen that there was no license which was ever issued in favour of the plaintiff or her daughter. The plaintiff or her daughter are not the owners of the restaurant. It has also been established by the plaintiff prima facie that the plaintiff or her daughter never applied for the license.”
In action to the deflection suit, HC will summon the three Congress leaders. The court will ask the leaders to expunge all posts and photos from the social media platform in connection with defaming the minister. The Congress leaders demanded Irani’s removal as minister. The minister repudiated the allegations made against her and alleged that it was the Congress party’s plot to subdue her power.
The High court said, “Defendant nos.1 to 3 (Congress leaders) have conspired with each other and other individuals and organisations to launch a tirade of false, scathing, and belligerent personal attacks on the plaintiff and her daughter with a common motive to malign, defame and injure the reputation, moral character and public image of the plaintiff and her daughter.”