New Delhi, August 01: Opposition leaders had recently written a post on social media alleging that Smriti Irani’s daughter was running a bar in Goa without a licence. After which the case was registered by Union Minister Smriti Irani. The Union Development Minister had filed a civil defamation case against several Congress leaders.
At the same time, the Delhi High Court, while hearing the matter today, has made it clear that neither Union Minister Smriti Irani nor her daughter Joish is the owner of a Goa bar or restaurant. The court said that it is clear from the records that no license has ever been issued in the name of these two till date.
Let us tell you that this controversy started at the end of July, alleging that the daughter had run the bar in Goa, the opposition party Congress had demanded the dismissal of Minister Smriti Irani in the Modi cabinet. He had alleged that Smriti Irani’s daughter was running an illegal bar in Goa.
After which Minister Smriti claimed that the “malicious” allegation was made at the behest of the Gandhi family because of my outspoken stand in the money laundering case involving the National Herald. Irani has sought damages of over Rs 2 crore from Congress leaders for allegedly leveling baseless and false allegations against herself and her 18-year-old daughter. He had approached the court after Congress leaders failed to respond to the legal notices sent to him.
Significantly, on Friday last week, the Delhi High Court had summoned Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera and Netta D’Souza and ordered them to immediately delete the tweets and other social media posts on the allegations leveled against the Union Minister and his daughter. Had given. Along with this, it was also said that if those people do not remove, then the social media platform itself should delete these controversial posts.
Court said Smriti Irani’s reputation was hurt
The Court observed that after perusing the documents on record and the press conference excerpts, prima facie allegations of defamation were made against the plaintiffs without verifying the actual facts. By doing so, the reputation of the plaintiff has been seriously hurt. Tweets and retweets made due to the press conference of the respondents,” the judge termed the remarks made by Congress leaders last week as ‘slanderous’ and ‘fake’.