Currently, the hearing is going on in the Patiala House Court. Both politicians had filed defamation cases against each other over a spat during a TV show in 2013
New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Wednesday dismissed Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam’s defamation case against textile minister Smriti Irani. However, Irani’s defamation case against Nirupam will continue as it is, said the court.
Currently, the hearing is going on in the Patiala House Court.
Both politicians had filed defamation cases against each other over a spat during a TV show in 2013.
Delhi High Court has allowed the petition of Smriti Irani seeking quashing of summons filed against her by Congress' Sanjay Nirupam. The court also dismissed the petition filed by Nirupam in the defamation case filed against him by Smriti Irani. (File Pics) pic.twitter.com/UYiOvUhK0c— ANI (@ANI) December 19, 2018
During a debate on the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, Nirupam questioned Irani’s capability as a political analyst.
"I don't have to listen to you. It's been four days since you have entered politics and you already think you are a great political analyst... till yesterday you were dancing on television and today you have become a politician,” said Nirupam, according to media reports.
On the other hand, Nirupam filed a defamation case against Irani alleging that she made "defamatory and scurrilous comments" against him during the same TV debate.
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Last Updated Dec 19, 2018, 3:09 PM IST