Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) president Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has sent a legal notice to state BJP chief Sat Pal Sati, former Education Minister I.D. Dhiman, Kasauli legislature Dr. Rajiv Sehjal and BJP spokesperson Chander Mohan to either tender an unconditional apology for the defamatory insinuations made by them against him or face criminal proceedings for libel in the court of law.

Congress state president accused these leaders for issuing press note with the intention to malign his image in general public. Legal notice said that during Congress Mandi by-poll campaign, BJP party office bearer and legislators had issued defamatory press notes to the media and that were carried in the vernacular dailies widely circulated in the Himachal Pradesh and other neighboring states.

Earlier, leader of the Opposition Prem Kumar Dhumal had served a legal notice on Sukhwinder for starting defamation proceedings for making false allegation against him.