New Delhi, April 2: A day after the leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, both the parties (AAP and BJP) have moved to Delhi High court and Patiala house court to withdraw the defamation case filed by FM Jaitley in 2015. The hearing for the same is scheduled on Tuesday.
Earlier on Sunday, Delhi CM and the other AAP leaders such as Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Raghav Chadha tendered a joint apology to the Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley, who filed a case against the Delhi CM and its leaders such as Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Deepk Bapayee and Raghav Chadha. He (Jaitley) had claimed that AAP leaders have defamed his reputation by making ‘false statements’ in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) case.
Speaking to ANI, Finance Minister’s counsel M Dogra confirmed the development saying,” Arun Jaitley has accepted their (Kejriwal and other AAP leaders) apology in the civil defamation cases, and the cases are likely to be withdrawn.
Last month, the Delhi CM had apologized to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Congress leader Kapil Sibal for making unverified allegations of corruption against them, following which they withdrew their defamation cases against. The AAP leader also apologised to Bikram Majithia whom he had accused of being part of the drug trade in Punjab.