Indian Youth Congress chief Srinivas BV has sent legal notices to BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and BJP’s IT Cell chief Amit Malviya for allegedly peddling fake news about him. Srinivas has threatened to see both BJP functionaries in court if they did not immediately withdraw their defamatory tweets about him and tendered public apologies.
Sambit Patra had posted a tweet on Tuesday morning accusing Srinivas of being involved in illegal liquor smuggling during the nationwide lockdown. Patra’s tweet posted in Hindi had read, “It’s said that the vehicle used by Congress’ national-level official and secretary by using essential services pass to carry out liquor smuggling belonged to the head of Indian Youth Congress, BV Srinivas. Friends, this is the double-face of the Congress.”
बताया जा रहा है की जिस गाड़ी में कांग्रेस के राष्ट्रीय पदाधिकारी और सचिव essential sevices का पास लगा कर बड़े लोगों के लिए शराब की तस्करी कर रहें थे वह गाड़ी @INCIndia के युवा मोर्चा के अध्यक्ष @srinivasiyc (B V Srinivas) की है।
दोस्तों ये है कांग्रेस का चरित्र। pic.twitter.com/DmwqBehTLc
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) April 21, 2020
Malviya, in his tweet, had said, “Youth Congress’s national secretary Sarvan, Manish Shile caught smuggling liquor… The vehicle belonged to the national president Srinivas. The permission was obtained to supply food to poor…This is happening right under the nose of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi. Character of the Congress.”
यूथ कांग्रेस के राष्ट्रीय सचिव सरवन, मनीष शिले शराब की तस्करी करते पकड़े गये…
गाड़ी IYC के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्रीनिवास की है। ग़रीबों को खाना बांटने के लिए ली थी स्कॉर्पियो की परमीशन…
ये सब सोनिया गांधी और राहुल गांधी की नाक के नीचे दिल्ली में हो रहा है।
कांग्रेस का चरित्र! pic.twitter.com/yxoyKKdLf8
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) April 21, 2020
Srinivas in his legal notice said, “That the tweet posted by you has lowered the estimation/image of my client in the eyes of the general public at large and thus you have defamed by (sic) client. The tweet in question has also been run by Republic TV today itself.”
— Srinivas B V (@srinivasiyc) April 21, 2020
Srinivas said that he was prepared to end the matter if both Patra and Malviya withdrew their tweets and issued public apologies.