Defamation complaint against Munde’s nephew over bogus voting

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A BJP worker has filed a private complaint of defamation against NCP legislator Dhananjay Munde for allegedly making accusations of bogus voting against his estranged uncle and BJP leader Gopinath Munde.

“The complaint seeking action for defamation was filed today in the Esplanade Court (magistrate’s court) in which we have sought issuing of process (summons) against Dhananjay Munde,” said advocate Ashish Giri, the lawyer of complainant Narayan Nambiar.

According to Namibar, on March 22 this year, Dhanjay said that his uncle had assigned him the job of arranging bogus voting in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

The statement was reported in several newspapers, he had said.

Dhananjay, currently a member of the state legislative council, was with BJP until he fell out with his uncle last year and left the party.

Advocate Giri said Dhananjay’s statement was politically motivated and made with the sole malafide intention of defaming BJP and Gopinath Munde.

“The voters have started looking at the party and its workers with suspicion and hence the party functionaries and workers have to face humiliation,” Nambiar alleges.

The case is likely come up for hearing later this month.