Activist and Congress supporter, Tehseen Poonawalla, has threatened to file a defamation case against the former General VK Singh for his comments that those raising voices against intolerance were paid money to do so.
Poonawalla said that Gen Singh had cast aspersion on his integrity adding that the union minister must prove that ‘I got money or face me in court.”
He told jantakareporter.com, “At the end of the day, I write for a number of publications and portals, where I’ve been speak out against intolerance. The comments of the minister are downrightly insulting to me because nobody has paid to write about religious intolerance. General VK Singh has cast aspersions on my character through his comments.”
Poonawalla said that he will be sending the legal notice to Gen VK Singh on Tuesday adding that he intended to file the defamation against the minister in a Pune court if the former army chief fails to reply satisfactorily.
VK Singh, had caused yet another row by accusing those raising the issues of intolerance in India of doing so in return of accepting money.
Speaking at an event in Los Angeles, Singh said, “This particular debate (on intolerance) is no debate. It is the unnecessary creation of very imaginative minds who are being paid with a lot of money.”