Srinagar, Jul 20: The Party has taken note of and expresses strong objection to the latest interview given by CM of Chattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel on 20.07.2020 wherein Baghel has maliciously suggested that the release of our Vice President Omar Abdullah from preventive detention was somehow related to Sachin Pilot or the present political situation unraveling in Rajasthan.
The Party unequivocally rejects such malicious, false and politically motivated statements that are used for convenient political posturing.
This statement apart from being false and scurrilous is defamatory to the reputation of Mr. Omar Abdullah as well. It is within the province of public knowledge that the release of Omar Abdullah happened after judicial intervention was sought from the Supreme Court and the illegal order of detention of Abdullah was challenged. Given the indefensible nature of the illegal detention order the same was revoked by the Government during the course of the proceedings before the Supreme Court.
We have taken cognizance of the libelous statement of Baghel and we are presently in the process of consulting our lawyers and shall be initiating appropriate legal action against the aforesaid statement. A detailed response shall follow thereafter.