New Delhi: The Delhi High Court said in its order that Union Minister Smriti Irani and her daughter are not the owners of the Goa restaurant and bar. This dashed the allegations raised by Congress against the mother-daughter duo.
In the order, the court said that Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera, Netta D’Souza along with others conspired to “launch a tirade of false scathing and belligerent personal attacks” on Smriti Irani and her daughter.
“Considering the documents on record, it is clearly seen that there was no license which was ever issued in favour of the plaintiff or her daughter. The plaintiff or her daughter are not the owners of the restaurant. It has also been established by the plaintiff prima facie that the plaintiff or her daughter never applied for license,” the court was quoted as saying by NDTV. The Delhi High Court was hearing a Rs 2-crore civil defamation suit filed by Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani against the three Congress leaders.