Defamation case against Buddha admitted
Kolkata, Mar 6 : The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday admitted a defamation complaint filed against veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for his alleged comments against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with regard to her honesty in a TV interview recently.
The case was filed in the Calcutta High Court by Trinamool Congress (TMC) general secretary Mukul Roy this month.
The court on Wednesday directed to sent summons to all sides in connection to the matter.
The court said the date of hearing of the case will be fixed once the summons are sent.
In his petition, Mukul Roy claimed that former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had made derogatory comments with regard to the TMC supremo's honesty in a TV interview recently.
Pertinently, Bhattacharjee last month said Mamata's government is directionless while in a renewed attack on his successor he said he refused to buy the publicized notion that the TMC supremo is an honest politician given the change in economic fortunes of her family members.
"I refused to take it," the CPI-M leader told Bengali news channel 24 Ghanta when it was pointed out to him that Mamata is personally an honest person despite other criticisms against her.
"I do not want to comment on it, but I do not accept it. You can do your own investigation and find out," the CPI-M Polit Bureau member told the interviewer referring to her family members but did not make any specific allegation.
"I will not give her any number [on a scale of ten]," he said slamming the government of Mamata Banerjee and accusing it of all round failure.