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A fire broke out in a building near Chandni Chowk metro station on Sunday around 10:40 p.m. Efforts are underway by Delhi Fire Services (DFS) to extinguish the blaze. No less than 30 firefighters were dispatched to the site.

Accusing Union Minister Smriti Irani of misleading the court and withholding important documents from him, Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Pawan Khera and Netta D’Souza told the Delhi High Court that Silly Souls Café and Bar in Goa’s Assagao is operated by Eightall Food and and Beverages LLP, which is “controlled” by Irani’s family members through companies in which they hold a 100% stake.

Congress leaders told the court that Irani’s family members – her husband, son, daughter and daughter-in-law – are all shareholders in two companies – Ugraya Mercantile Pvt. Ltd and Ugraya Agro Farms Pvt Ltd. “The two companies … have collectively contributed 75% of the capital of a limited liability company named and known as ‘Nightall Food and Beverage LLP’,” they said in a written statement to the court.

Eightall Food and Beverage’s place of business is the same as the address where the restaurant operated, congressional leaders added, adding that it makes it “amply evident” that the restaurant is operated by the company that is controlled. by Irani. family members.

Union Minister Smriti Irani (Express file photo)

Congress leaders accuse Smriti Irani of misleading court and concealing facts

“Defendants in response truly believe that, as in any democracy, the role of the main opposition party is to raise issues that affect the public, particularly if the issue relates to the renewal of legal licenses on behalf of a person died by a restaurant that has a direct connection to a Union Cabinet Minister of the Government of India,” the Congress leaders argued.

On July 29, the court ordered congressional leaders to suppress and remove their social media posts against Irani and her daughter in connection with Silly Souls Café and Bar. The court also observed that neither the restaurant nor the land it sits on belong to Irani and his daughter, after hearing a libel suit Irani filed against congressional leaders.


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