Moments after it emerged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may reach out to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to resolve the issue by issuing an apology to him. Jaitley has filed a defamation case seeking damages worth Rs 10 crore against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders after they accused of corruption during his term as the head of the Delhi & District Cricket Association.
Quoting sources, NDTV reported that Kejriwal will apologise to Jaitley and others to resolve all defamation cases pending against him and other AAP leaders.
This came after Kejriwal apologised to former Punjab minister, Bikram Majithia, for his past allegations that the latter was involved in drug trade. In his apology letter issued on the letterhead of Aam Aadmi Party, Kejriwal wrote, In the recent past I made certain statements and allegations against you regarding your alleged involvement in drug trade. These statements became a political issue. Now I’ve learnt that allegations are unfounded. Hence there should be no politics on such issues.”
Kejriwal also went on to write that the damage caused ‘to your esteem, the hurt caused to your family, friends, well-wishers, followers and the loss caused to to you is regretted.”
Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party currently has as many as 20 defamation cases against its leaders and Kejriwal has reportedly decided to resolve all pending cases. The latest change in heart among top AAP leaders is believed to have emanated from the realisation that fighting legal battles was taking plenty of their time and causing distraction in governance in Delhi.