Shiv Sena legislator Ravindra Waikar and his wife Manisha Raikar have filed a civil defamation suit in Bombay High Court against former Member of Parliament (MP) from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kirit Somaiya seeking over Rs 100 crores as damages.
The Couple stated that Kirit Somaiya is targeting them and is making baseless allegations on the couple which has done harm to their reputation. The couple said that he is doing this because he losing his position in the party itself. Their plea argues that Kirit is doing this due to lack of attention given to him.
The Couple alleged that the allegations made by Kirit were carried by several print and electronic media platforms.Ravindra Waikar has filed the present suit after Kirit Somaiya filed a ‘bogus’ police complaint.
Now, Ravindra apprehends that Kirit, through lawful means, may approach the authorities and mislead them about their family.
It is not the first time that Kirit has made allegations on Shiv sena members, last month also he made allegations about Udhav Thackery and Ravindra Waikar of misusing their positions to purchase properties in Alibaug, which were then transferred to the names of their wives, Rashmi Thackeray and Manisha Waikar.
Ravindra said that the allegations, statements and imputations contained in a letter issued by Kirit Somaiya are false and untrue and those statements have been spoken and written by the Somaiya maliciously.