After the chief minister of Chattisgarh linked the release of the National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah from preventive detention to Sachin Pilot, a Rajasthan Congress leader, who is at the center of the unraveling political situation in Rajasthan, the NC took note and expressed strong objection.
In a statement to a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), the NC said that 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 Mr. Omar Abdullah happened after judicial intervention was sought from the Supreme Court and the illegal order of detention of Mr. Abdullah was challenged,” the party statement read. “Given the indefensible nature of the illegal detention order the same was revoked by the Government during the course of the proceedings before the Supreme Court.”
The statement added: “we have taken cognizance of the libelous statement of Mr. 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.” (GNS)