Our Correspondent / New Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday tendered apology to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley apparently for his allegations in the defamation case.
The written apology was tendered by Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Raghav Chaddha along with the party chief Kejriwal.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, AAP leaders Sanjay Singh,Ashutosh and Raghav Chadha apologize to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the defamation case he had filed against them.
Mr Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, has been on an apology spree to extricate himself from a web of defamation suits. Mr Jaitley has filed two cases against Mr Kejriwal and sought compensation of Rs. 20 crore.
Mr Jaitley had in his defamation suit filed in 2015 named, besides the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief, named Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, Deepak Bajpai and Raghav Chadha.
Mr Jaitley had asked for Rs. 10 crore as damages after the AAP leaders accused him of corruption during his 13-year tenure as the boss of Delhi’s cricket association DDCA. He filed a second case last year after Mr Kejriwal’s lawyer Ram Jethmalani used a slur while cross-examining him and said the term had been authorized by his client
Last month, Mr Kejriwal offered three such apologies to end his legal mess; the chief minister is named in more than 30 defamation suits.