Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM Shivakumar Granted Bail in Defamation Case

A court in Bengaluru granted bail to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy D K Shivakumar in a defamation case filed by the BJP. They were accused of spreading false advertisements against BJP leaders, including former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The case also involves Rahul Gandhi.


PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 01-06-2024 11:47 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 11:47 IST
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM Shivakumar Granted Bail in Defamation Case
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A court here on Saturday granted bail to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy D K Shivakumar in connection with a defamation case filed against them by the BJP.

The saffron party had accused the Congress leaders of putting out false advertisements against its party leaders, including the then Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar appeared before the 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in person today.

After hearing their plea, the court granted them bail.

BJP MLC and General Secretary Keshav Prasad had filed the defamation case against Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Alleging that 40 per cent commission was charged for execution of all public works, the Congress also published a 'corruption rate card' against the former government.

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