Digvijay Singh was quoted by NDTV as saying, "If Shanti Bhushan has to file a defamation suit, he should file it against the official who sent him the notice or on Mayawati whose government issued the notice."
The congress leader pulled up all his rhetoric skills to further damage the raging CD controversy against the Bhushans and also about the Noida land allotment controversy and was quoted as saying, "The Bhushans don't see any corruption in land deals in Mayawati's Noida...Two plots of 10,000-sq-metres were allotted there...the people of this country expect an eminent man like Shanti Bhushan to come out with the truth."
Rebutting the implications of the legal notice, Digvijay Singh asked Shanti Bhushan not to "threaten anyone with a defamation suit."
The defamation suit served by Shanti Bhushan to Digvijay Singh reads:
"In this show you cast an aspersion on the integrity of my client and also suggested that my client had undervalued the property which he had purchased in Allahabad and also not paid adequate stamp duty on it. You also said this raised serious question marks about his not being a suitable person to be on the committee for drafting the Lokpal Bill to fight corruption."