Arun Jaitley withdraws defamation case after Kumar Vishvas apologises

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday withdrew his defamation case against Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas after the latter apologised for his remarks.

Earlier, Vishwas had told the Delhi High Court that his remarks against Jaitley were on the basis of inputs that he received from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Vishwas was the only one against whom the defamation suit remained after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders — Raghav Chadha, Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Deepak Bajpai– had tendered an unequivocal apology to the Finance Minister.

The Union Minister had filed Rs 10-crore defamation suit against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders.

All six AAP leaders alleged that irregularities took place in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) during Jaitley’s tenure as its head.


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