29 Jul 2022

Smriti Irani defamation case: Drop tweets, court tells 3 Congress leaders

Three Congress leaders were today ordered to delete their tweets within 24 hours on allegations against BJP's Smriti Irani and her daughter in connection with a restaurant in Goa. The Delhi High Court also summoned the leaders over their allegations against the Union minister.
Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera and Netta D'souza have been asked to delete their tweets and appear in court on August 18 in a defamation case filed by Smriti Irani.

The Supreme Court said that if Congressional leaders fail to do so, the social media company, in this case Twitter, will have to remove the tweets.

"The Delhi High Court has asked us to formally respond to the case filed by Smriti Irani. We look forward to presenting the facts to the court. We will challenge and refute the spin Ms. Irani is putting," Jairam Ramesh tweeted shortly after the court's order.

Smriti Irani has been targeted by the Congress with allegations that her 18-year-old daughter runs an "illegal bar" in Goa.

The Union minister last week issued a legal notice to the three Congress leaders and their party. She asked for a written unconditional apology and the immediate withdrawal of the charges against her daughter.

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