After apologising to SAD leader, Bikram Majithia, the AAP chief, Arvind Kejriwal, has written a letter to the Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari, and expressed regret for leveling unverified allegations against the latter. In the letter, he wrote, 'I have nothing personal against you. I regret the same. Let us put the incident behind us and bring the court proceedings to a closure.'
Kejriwal and Gadkari have filed a joint application seeking withdrawal of the defamation case in Delhi’s Patiala House Court. Gadkari’s case against Kejriwal dates back to 2014 when the Chief Minister had made an alleged defamatory statement against Mr. Gadkari, for which latter filed a criminal defamation case.
Kejriwal is also facing a defamation case filed against him by the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley. The CM had accused Jaitley of doing corruption during his tenure as the president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
Earlier, Kejriwal had met 10 dissenting party MLAs from Punjab and explained them the reason behind his move that led to a controversy. All 10 MLAs came out united after attending the meeting at Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence.