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Kejriwal expresses ‘regret’ to Gadkari over statements

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari expressing regret over certain statements he made against him.

Mr. Gadkari had filed a defamation suit against him.

Mr Kejriwal and Mr Gadkari submitted a joint application today before a Delhi Court seeking withdrawal of the defamation case filed against the AAP leader.

The application was moved before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal after Mr. Kejriwal’s counsel submitted the letter. The AAP leader expressed regret in the letter for making statements without regard to their verifiability.

Mr Gadkari had moved the court against the Delhi Chief Minister for allegedly defaming him by including his name in the Aam Aadmi Party’s list of “India’s most corrupt”.

Mr Kejriwal had earlier tendered an apology to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia for having levelled unfounded allegations related to involvement in drugs trade against him, following which the latter too decided to withdraw the court case against him.

The Delhi Chief Minister and his deputy Manish Sisodia also tendered an apology to senior advocate Amit Sibal, son of former union minster Kapil Sibal, in a criminal defamation case filed by him.

They apologised for making unfounded allegations against Sibal in a letter which was submitted before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate.

Mr Sibal and the AAP leaders also filed a joint application in the court seeking withdrawal of the case filed in 2013.

The court then posted the matter for further hearing on 6th of next month when it will consider the joint application for disposing off the case amicably in view of the written apology.

Besides Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, complainant Amit Sibal had also named former AAP members Prashant Bhushan and Shazia Ilmi as accused in the case.

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