New Delhi : Undeterred by the legal notices served on at least 11 Congress leaders by Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group, the party on Thursday declared that it is not frightened by such tactics as it is going ahead with its planned campaign to expose government’s corruption in the Rafale fighter aircraft deal.

Its spokesman RPN Singh told a Press conference that Ambani has been sending notices of “cease and desist” to the Congress from its Rafale campaign at the instance of the prime minister. The Congress has mounted campaign against the monumental scam of Rafale which is “grand mother” of all scams and corruption of none else but Modi himself.

He said the legal notices cannot prevent the Congress from kicking off a series of Press conferences across the country to expose the PM’s Rafale scam from August 25 to September 6, followed by district and state level agitations from September 7.

Challenging Modi for using his industrialist friend to send the notices instead of reply to simple questions the Congress posed on the Rafale deal, Singh said the notices are being replied as all the charges levelled by the Congress leaders are based on facts, proofs and documents.

Those who have been served notices by Mulla & Mulla law firm on behalf of three companies of the Reliance Group include Congress chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala, spokesmen Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Shaktisinh Gohil, Jaiveer Shergill, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan and Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar.

1 killed, 2 injured in explosion at TMC office

MIDNAPORE (WB): One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in an explosion at an office of the ruling Trinamool Congress at Makrampur in West Midnapore district, police here said.

It was not immediately known whether a crude bomb had exploded or a gas cylinder inside the party office led to the incident, the sources said. The cause of the blast that took place at around 10 am would be known only after forensic examination, police said, reports PTI.

The injured were admitted to a hospital where their condition was stated to be stable. The police remained tight-lipped whether the deceased and the injured belonged to the TMC.

Police have cordoned off the explosion site.

TMC district president Ajit Maiti said they were collecting all information regarding the explosion. “Either it was a cylinder blast or some outsiders threw bombs at the TMC office. We have requested the

administration to investigate,” he said.

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