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Nitin Gadkari sends legal notice to Congress chief for posting 'twisted' version of his interview Nitin Gadkari
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Nitin Gadkari sends legal notice to Congress chief for posting 'twisted' version of his interview

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Mar 2024, 12:50 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday sent a legal notice to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and party general secretary Jairam Ramesh for sharing a "twisted, distorted" version of one of his interviews on X.

Gadkari said that the Congress posted the 19-second audio and visual clipping by "concealing the contextual intent and meaning" of his interview.

He claimed the "sinister act" was done to "fan and create confusion, sensation and disrepute" to him.

Gadkari has asked Congress to delete the post "within 24 hours of receipt of this legal notice" and demanded a written apology within three days.

Calling the video clip factually incorrect, he said that it was an "intentional attempt" by the Congress leaders to "insult and demean" him, "coupled with your intent to provoke members of Bhartiya Jan ta Party to develop ideological rift".

He claimed that the clip has resulted in "big reputation damage, defamation and great loss of credibility".

"The interview has also been twisted, distorted and presented on your microblogging site 'X' wall by uploading the above video which is bereft and devoid of contextual meaning," read the notice.

In the video shared on X by the Congress, Gadkari can be heard saying, "Villages, poor, labourers and farmers are unhappy...The villages do not have good roads, there is no water to drink, there are no good hospitals, there are no good schools."

The Cabinet Minister of Road Transport and Highways said that the Congress clipped the parts where he highlighted how much effort is put by the Centre and the same is yielding good outcomes.

"(They) deliberately posted the Hindi captions and video by concealing the contextual meaning of the interaction which is deliberate and malicious to malign the reputation (of the minister)," he said.


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