Amritsar, April 14 IANS | 3 months ago

Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, Amarinder Singh, Monday served legal notice on the BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his statements alleging that Amarinder's wife and son had foreign bank accounts which had not been mentioned in the poll affidavits.


Charging Swamy with carrying out malicious propaganda, Amarinder, in the notice through his lawyer, asked Swamy to tender a public and unconditional apology withdrawing and clarifying the false allegations made by him.

Swamy had alleged foreign bank accounts of family members of Amarinder, a former Punjab chief minister, and said that these details were not mentioned in the affidavit filed by him with the nomination papers for contesting from Amritsar.

The notice also asked Swamy to cease and desist from issuing any similar statements against him (Amarinder).

Amarinder is locked in a bitter, high-profile electoral contest with senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

Polling in Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats takes place April 30.

(Posted on 14-04-2014)