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FIR against Congress leader Chodankar for 'defaming' BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

An FIR was today registered against leader Girish Chodankar for allegedly defaming the by accusing it of corrupt practices to form the present in on a complaint by the ruling party leaders.

"The FIR under section 500 (punishment for defamation) and 501 (printing and engraving defamatory matter) of was filed today by Panaji Police against Chodankar following complaint by unit president Vinay Tendulkar," Police Inspector Siddhanth Shirodkar told PTI.

Tendulkar in his complaint has accused Chodankar, who is the Committee secretary, of making a statement between March 15-16 at House, claiming that "more than Rs 1,000 crore has changed hands in a bid to win over alliance partners."

"Chodankar has also accused the of stealing people's mandate by paying to lure and buy MLAs for formation," the complaint, copy of which is with PTI, stated.

The leader addressing mediapersons on March 15 had accused of paying around Rs 1,000 crore as a part of horse-trading to win the mandate.

led by Manohar Parrikar has formed alliance comprising of Forward Party, MGP and Independents though had emerged as the single largest party after recently held Assembly election.

When contacted Chodankar said, "I will make a statement in this regard tomorrow during a press conference.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 23:13 IST