New Delhi (India), May 29 (ANI): Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has withdrawn the defamation case against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh after the latter expressed regret over his statement. Also Read - Swanky Makeover: Railway Ministry Shares Glimpses of Futuristic New Delhi Railway Station | See Photos

The joint application, filed for withdrawal of the case in Delhi’s Patiala House Court, stated, “In heat of political campaign, statements are made which may not always be substantiated and therefore in the larger public interest they (Gadkari and Singh) have agreed to put an end to the present ongoing litigation.” Also Read - Delhi Airport's Terminal 3 Introduces New Passenger Tracking System

BJP’s Gadkari had filed a defamation case against Congress’ Singh for alleging that the BJP leader had made a profit in the allocation of coal blocks. (ANI) Also Read - A Suitable Boy: Netflix's Web Series Sparks Controversy Over Kissing Scene, BJP Leader Says 'It Promotes Love Jihad'

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.