Kripashankar writes to Thackeray on 'Saamana' articles

Mumbai Congress president Kripashankar Singh, who has slapped a legal notice on Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray for publishing 'defamatory' articles against him in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', edited by him, has written to the Sena chief, offering to exchange properties.

"Balasaheb, you and your newspaper are publishing unsubstantiated facts about me and my family's property. Whatever properties you allege that I own, you are free to take. Whatever properties you and your family members actually own, please give those to me in return," Singh's letter said.

Singh has also threatened Thackeray with a civil suit to claim compensation of Rs 10 crore, spokesperson of Mumbai Congress Kishore Joshi said.

'Saamana' has been publishing a series of articles against Singh, disclosing the details of his alleged movable and immovable property and alleged irregularities committed by him.

The legal notice said news reports were published with the intention of gaining political mileage.

It has said that apart from Thackeray, executive editor of the newspaper Sanjay Raut and publisher Subhash Desai will also be sued for damages and defamation in the criminal court.

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