The state Transport Minister has additionally sought a everlasting injunction in opposition to Somaiya from making or publishing any such assertion in opposition to him in future.
The go well with, which can come up for listening to sooner or later, stated Somaiya has been making false statements alleging that Parab is embroiled in legal and corrupt actions.
Parab had final week despatched a authorized discover by way of his advocate Sushma Singh to Somaiya, the previous MP of BJP. The minister within the go well with stated he was constrained to method the excessive courtroom as Somaiya had not responded to the discover.
Parab’s go well with stated Somaiya had been repeatedly indulging in a smear marketing campaign since May 2021 by publishing false and reckless allegations on social media by attributing a rip-off to Parab in reference to a building of a resort at Dapoli within the Ratnagiri district.
Parab has no reference to the stated resort or building of the identical, the go well with stated, including the posts printed by Somaiya are broadly circulated on social media thus inflicting injury to the minister’s repute.
“The plaintiff (Parab) has already faced several queries from his seniors and colleagues in the government, from his political party and family regarding the false allegations made by the defendant (Somaiya),” the go well with stated.
“The plaintiff’s good name, image and reputation has been spoiled by the defendant for his two minutes of media spotlight and fame,” it added.
The go well with additional stated that Parab has been discharging his duties as a minister actually and diligently.