Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, admitted his “mistake” of dragging the name of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s son in Panama papers case. This came after both Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his son Kartikey Chouhan threatened to take stringent legal actions against the Congress President.
“You have been making patently false allegations of Vyapam to Panama Papers against me and my family. Tomorrow, I am filing a criminal defamation suit for maximum damages against you for frivolous and malafide statements,” the chief minister said. Let the law take its own course now, Chouhan tweeted.
Later, Kartikey also hit out at Gandhi and demanded an apology from the Congress chief within 48 hours, failing which he threatened to take stringent legal action against him.
While talking to media here at Indore on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi claimed that as there were “several scams” he got confused.
On Monday from a public meeting at Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua on Monday, Gandhi targeted Shivraj Singh Chouhan, alleging that “rampant corruption” had taken place in the state during his rule. He also claimed that the name of Chaouhan’s son had figured in the Panama Papers but no action was taken against him.
“Udhar Chowkidar, Idhar Mamaji. Mamaji ke jo bte hai, Panama Papers me unka naam nikalta hai. (On one side, you have the watchman (apparently referring to Modi), on the other side you have ‘mamaji’. The name of the son of ‘mamaji’ figured in Panama Papers),” Gandhi said.
“Nawaz Sharif Pakistan ke Prime Minister ka naam nikalta hai..Pakistan jaise desh me unko jail me daal dete hai. Magar Yahan ke chief minister ka beta, uska naam Panama Papers me nikalta hai to koi karyawai nahi hoti (The name of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif appears in Panama Papers. In a country like Pakistan, he is jailed. Here, the name of the son of a CM figures in Panama Papers but no action is taken),” Gandhi added.