Nitin Gadkari slaps defamation discover on two overseas media companies

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The media houses are the Swedish television Sveriges and the German ZDF. Their reports alleged that Scania had delivered a luxury bus to a company affiliated with Gadkari’s son for supply contracts in India

Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari issued a defamation notice to two foreign broadcasters after they relayed news that the bus manufacturer Scania had given luxury buses to companies associated with its close relatives.

A source confirmed the development, saying, “The notices were recently delivered.”

The two media houses are the Swedish television Sveriges and the German ZDF. According to Reuters, reports they submitted earlier this week said that Scania had delivered a luxury bus to a company affiliated with Gadkari’s son in exchange for bagging supply contracts in India.

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According to reports, the “gifted bus” was supposed to be used in 2016 for the marriage of Gadkari’s daughter.

Gadkari’s office issued a statement Wednesday evening calling the allegations malicious and unfounded.

“The media allegations that Scania delivered a luxury bus to a company closely associated with Gadkari’s sons in November 2016 are malicious, fabricated and unfounded,” the statement said.

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