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Himachal Pradesh: Ex-MLA seeks registration of defamation case against Sukhu

Shimla: Former Congress MLA Sudhir Sharma, who was disqualified from the Himachal Pradesh Assembly for violating the party whip, filed a complaint with the police seeking registration of a defamation case against Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu.

Sharma has claimed in the complaint that Chief Minister Sukhu had made the remarks about “MLAs being bought for Rs 15 crore”. Sharma had earlier sought a compensation of Rs 5 crore for the above remarks in a defamation notice sent to Sukhu.

Another Congress rebel and former MLA Rajinder Rana has also sent a defamation notice to the chief minister.

Chief Minister Sukhu has been comparing these rebel MLAs with black snakes during his speeches. Sukhu had claimed that these former MLAs had sold “their conscience”.

“Allegations have been levelled against me and other MLAs who joined the BJP recently, who are contesting the polls,” Sharma, a four-time MLA, told media.