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Delhi HC grants time to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas to decide his statement in defamation case by Arun Jaitley

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The Delhi High Court today granted time to Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas to decide on the statement he wants to make so that the defamation suit filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley against him can be disposed of.

Mr Vishwas told the court that his statements against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were based on information received from his party leader. He said he regrets if any hurt or damage was caused to Mr Jaitley. But he said that he was repeating only what Arvind Kejriwal said in Delhi and District Cricket Association case.

The dissident AAP leader told the court that he needs more time to decide what statement he will make so that the suit can be disposed of as he was personally not interested in taking the matter forward. Taking note of his request, the court listed the matter for further hearing on May 28.

Mr Vishwas is now the only one against whom the defamation suit remains after Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders tendered the unequivocal apology to Mr Jaitley in 10 crore rupees defamation suit filed against them by the union minister.


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