Not convinced by a mere acceptance of his mistake for his false comments against his family, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has stated that he will take the legal route and file a defamation case against Congress President Rahul Gandhi, as long as he doesn't apologise for his mistake.
Speaking to the media, after the Congress supremo in an event accepted that he had made an error, Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that Congress should not stoop to such low politics.
"Had it been some local leader accusing, it would have been different. But Congress President Rahul Gandhi, without thinking, or maybe after thinking. My son is not in politics. He just finished studies. His name has been taken. I believe you shouldn't stoop to such low politics. Congress, in my opposition, has gone blind. That's why they plant false accusations against me each day."
He then went onto say that as long as the Congress supremo doesn't offer an apology, he will file a defamation case.
"I will file a defamation case. He has not apologized yet. If he will apologize, then I will rethink," he added.
On Monday, at a rally in Jhabua, Rahul Gandhi accused the MP CM's son of being one of the many individuals named in Panama papers scandal.
"Shivraj Singh, also known as Mamaji, his son has been named in the Panama papers. Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was named in also named and he was ousted from the country. But here no action has been taken place as of now."
Shivraj Singh took note of his false allegations, and late on Monday, stated that he would file a defamation case against the Congress supremo.
On Tuesday, in a video accessed first by Republic TV, Rahul Gandhi could be seen admitting to having made an error on his comment over Shivraj's family. Though, he stopped short of apologizing for the same.
"I go to Telangana, Rajasthan, BJP has done so many scams, I got confused. There is so much confusion, so many scams. Panama scam was done by Madhya Pradesh CM, no. He was not involved in Panama scam. But he was involved in the Vyapam scam and other scams," he mentioned in an event which also had other senior Congress leaders.