DK Shivakumar files 204 crore defamation case against BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal
Congress leader DK Shivakumar has opposed against the Rs 204 crore defamation case on Union Minister and BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal for making his claims that “damaging, baseless and image tarnishing.”
Civil Judge and JMFC court judge, read the case and issued summons to Yatnal. And the court said Shivakumar has paid 1 crore in court fees by file the case.
Shivakumar in his petition “These are baseless, false, irresponsible statements made with minified intention to tarnish my public image. This has put a huge question mark on my loyalty, integrity, and image.”
“I had held meetings with several Union Ministers between June 12 and 19 to discuss irrigation and drinking water projects in the state. Yatnal misinterpreted my official visits and put me in a bad light in the eye of leaders of my party”, Shivakumar said.
“His (Yatnal) comments have possibly influenced my case which is up for hearing. I am not going to let him escape. I will pursue this till the end, he said.”