New Delhi: The whole India is reportedly still unable to recover from the shock caused by the accusation of former TRAI Chairman Baijal that ex-PM Manmohan Singh had actually threatened him. Now, a PIL has been filed against Baijal for lying in his book and defaming MMS.
According to accusations by the former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman, Manmohan Singh had threatened him of dire consequences if he tried to reveal the 2G scam when it was finding its roots in the Telecom Ministry. Baijal in his recent book “The Complete Story of Indian Reforms: 2G, Power and Private Enterprise — A Practitioner’s Diary” has mentioned this event. This has sent ripples of shock across India.
Speaking to Faking News, a 50-year old man from the city said, “This is unbelievable. I’m shocked. I had never seen Dr. Singh’s teeth in all my life. How can Baijal lie through the teeth that Singh had been grinding his teeth when trying to suppress him? I cannot believe this incident. I need to listen to Rahul’s speeches to recover from this shock.”
A legal activist has filed a public interest litigation in Delhi High court claiming that the author Baijal had lied in the book. She said, “I have submitted a petition that Baijal had lied and that his book cannot be called a non-fiction. That Manmohan Singh could threaten someone is a blatant lie and I can just use the same book Baijal had authored to win this case in the court proceedings. This is a pretty much easy case for me. I just hope the judgement pushes the book to fiction category and the author will have to pay hefty amount to Dr. Singh for defaming him.”
We tried to reach Baijal, but he was unavailable for any comment. However, legal experts are confident that Baijal might escape the case, because of the confidence they have in Indian judiciary. “Baijal would find solidarity among book authors, like how Salman got from fellow Bollywood actors”, quipped one such expert.