New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today recorded her statement in a Delhi court in a criminal defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta for allegedly using "uncivilised" language before recent MCD polls.
The chief minister had filed the suit against Gupta for erecting hoardings across the city, accusing her government of conniving with private discoms and indulging in corruption in determining new power tariff.
Gupta had made the allegation a few days before the 15th April MCD elections.
The chief minister testified that she had sent legal notices to Gupta after the civic polls but the BJP leader did not apologise and rather stood by his remarks.
Dikshit has also filed a civil defamation suit against Gupta in the Delhi High Court which asked them to settle it.
Gupta, however, had contended in the High Court that "fair" criticism is the part and parcel of a healthy democracy.
BJP's Delhi unit president Vijender Gupta had earlier filed an application seeking dismissal of the case. Dikshit had demanded a token Re 1 as damages in her suit.
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Updated Date: May 30, 2012 19:46:25 IST