Home News Reports Reliance sends legal notice to Assam Congress President: Stop making 'false and defamatory' statements on Rafale

Reliance sends legal notice to Assam Congress President: Stop making ‘false and defamatory’ statements on Rafale

Reliance Infrastructure Ltd, Reliance Defence Ltd and Reliance Aerostructure Ltd – belonging to Anil Ambani led Reliance Group of Companies have issued a “cease and desist notice” to Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Ripun Bora, over his comments on the Reliance’s involvement in the Rafale fighter jet deal. The companies have asked him to stop making statements against the companies on the deal.

The Indian government has signed a deal with the Government of France for the purchase of 36 Rafale jets in a direct government to government transaction. As implementation of the deal comes closer, Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi has intensified its attack on the Modi government, alleging that the government is paying more for the 4.5 generation multirole fighter aircraft.

As a part of party’s nationwide protest against the deal, which is much needed for the depleting fleet of Indian Air Force, party workers in Assam also have been organising protests in the state. During these activities, the state Congress president Ripun Bora had repeated the comments made by its central leadership, alleging that Reliance group companies were given undue favour in the deal. Bora had also alleged that only Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani knew about the Rafale deal in advance.

- Ad - - article resumes -

Ripun Bora at Assam Congress press conference during the anti-Rafale protest

Bora has confirmed that he has received the notice on September 14, which is issued by Mulla & Mulla and Craigie Blunt & Caroe. The notice alleges that Congress party has been making “incorrect, false, frivolous, baseless, misleading, derogatory and defamatory statements” against Reliance in relation to the deal.

It may be noted that earlier the Reliance Group had sent similar notices to nine Congress leaders asking them to stop making “false and defamatory statements” against the group on the Rafale deal. The leaders that were served notices were Randeep Surjewala, Ashok Chavan, Sanjay Nirupam, Anurag Singh, Oommen Chandy, Shaktisinh Gohil, Abhishek Singh, Sunil Jakhar, Priyanka Chaturvedi.

The notice sent to Bora states, “As a cautionary measure, our clients strongly urge you to avoid, cease and desist from making any unverified, speculative, incorrect, false, frivolous, misleading, derogatory and defamatory statements against them on such a sensitive subject relating to national security. At the same time, our clients reserve their right to take recourse to all remedies available to them under the law for the protection of their name, brand, reputation and goodwill in case of any scurrilous statements being made against them.”

Ripun Bora said that they will not stop making such comments. He said, “I received the notice today (Friday). They cannot scare us with such notices. Reliance has illegally benefited from the deal. We will continue to raise the issue and will contest the case in court”. He also added that they will contest the notice in court and they have enough evidence to prove their claim.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

As Barkha had predicted, the Sibals also blamed the newly-elected Narendra Modi government for the advertisers to back off. Lack of advertising revenues led to deepening of their financial troubles, they claim. 

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Abusive actor Ajaz Khan arrested by Mumbai Police for instigating violence through social media

Mumbai Police arrests small-time actor Ajaz Khan after he mocked the police on TikTok

Mangalore: Mohammad Ansari rapes a cow by tying its limbs, villagers catch him in the act, arrested

The villagers also made Ansari touch cow’s feet and ask for forgiveness for raping her. However, when Ansari approached the calf, the animal freaked out and started running.

Revisiting Sainbari, a blot on Indian Democracy: When Communists made a mother eat rice with her dead sons’ blood

The Sainbari incident remains the most horrific instance of political violence in the country.

Live updates Karnataka Trust Vote: Congress-JDS MLAs shout ‘Operation Kamala Dhikkara Dhikkara’, storm well of the House

JDS-Congress government of Karnataka is facing their second floor test after assembly elections were held in May last year.
Tamil media on dead tiger

Tiger dies after eating a Sambar Deer, Tamil Media reports how it died after consuming ‘Sambhar Rice’

On Sunday evening, a tiger was found dead soon after it had eaten a sambar deer. The carcass was found in the Parsons Valley reservoir in the Nilgiris district.
Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise Pakistan for Hafiz Saeed' arrest

Hafiz Saeed was living freely in Pakistan, so hold your applause: US Committee gives Donald Trump a reality check

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee had to remind Donald Trump that Hafiz Saeed did not need any searching or finding so he should rather hold his applause.

Kapil Sibal claims Barkha Dutt was sacked before her tweets, won’t be paid anymore, Barkha says Sibal is lying

As Barkha had predicted, the Sibals also blamed the newly-elected Narendra Modi government for the advertisers to back off. Lack of advertising revenues led to deepening of their financial troubles, they claim. 

Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan ‘Referendum 2020’, extends support to banned terror outfit Sikhs For Justice

Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, has landed herself in a new controversy. Kaur has taken to social media to extend her support to Khalistan.

Interview: Former RAW officer makes further shocking revelations about Hamid Ansari after alleging that he endangered lives of RAW officers in Iran

In this exclusive interview, Former RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer NK Sood makes further revelations about his time in Iran, Hamid Ansari and the vilified scientist Nambi Narayanan

Nanny state? Arvind Kejriwal led AAP govt finalises draft policy to limit number of guests at marriage functions in Delhi

The AAP government had in December last year, told the Supreme Court that it is in the process of formulating a policy which limits the ‘vulgar display of food’ at weddings lavish weddings in the national capital
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,641FansLike
158,917FollowersFollow
74,855SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post