“See you in the court CEO of Fake News Factory Mr. Amit Malviya & Brand Ambassador Mr. Sambit Patra”: Youth Congress leader serves legal notice

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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

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.”



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.”



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 said that he was prepared to end the matter if both Patra and Malviya withdrew their tweets and issued public apologies.

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