The court has given time for VS to submit his affidavit explaining his side of the story.

Chandy and VS engaged in bitter tussle but court not interested
news Defamation Friday, April 29, 2016 - 13:28

While hearing the defamation case filed by Kerala CM Oommen Chandy against CPI(M) veteran VS Achuthanandan, the Thiruvananthapuram district additional sessions court on Friday said that the court is not a political playground.

The court has given time for VS to submit his affidavit explaining his side of the story.

The CM wanted the court to stop VS from making such statements.

Meanwhile, VS put out a tweet mocking Chandy regarding his move to approach the court.

VS in a speech at Dharmadom earlier this month had alleged that there were 31 corruption cases against the chief minister and a total of 136 cases against the entire cabinet.

Calling this a lie and a violation of the model code of conduct, Oommen Chandy asked for an enquiry against VS as per IPC section 188 and 171. He also asked for a compensation of 1 lakh.

“The opposition leader made the statement in spite of knowing that there is not a single criminal or civil corruption case against the CM in any court in India,” said Chandy.

 

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