Home News Reports Kejriwal, who has at least 11 defamation cases against him, says sorry to try and end one

Kejriwal, who has at least 11 defamation cases against him, says sorry to try and end one

When AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal had come into the public eye as an anti-corruption crusader as part of ‘Team Anna’, he used to make a barrage of ‘exposes’ against various individuals. Back then, most of this allegations were backed by reliable documents available in public domain.

However, as he progressed from an activist to a politician, his means changed. His allegations increasingly became ‘rhetoric’ with hearsay and sometimes downright lies being the basis of his assertions. While most of his rhetoric were dismissed as political stunts, some of those on the receiving end of his lofty allegations didn’t take take them kindly and fought back in the form of defamation cases.

As a result, the Delhi Chief Minister has now notched at least 11 defamation cases [1][2][3][4] against himself, which include three by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, one by Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and one by Kapil Sibal’s son.

- Ad - - article resumes -

The first defamation case was filed against Kejriwal in 2013 by Pawan Khera, the then political secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, whom Kejriwal had accused of massive corruption. While the latest one was filed against him by BJP member Ankit Bhardwaj, who sought a damage of Re 1 case against Kejriwal because he had no knowledge of either Kejriwal or Sanjay Singh (the other defendant) having any valuable assets. Both of them had false accused Ankit of attacking rebel AAP leader Kapil Mishra.

Now it seems that Kejriwal has finally decided to untangle the web of defamation cases around him by saying sorry in one such matter.

According to reports, Avtar Singh Bhadana who is currently a BJP MLA from Meerapur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, had filed a defamation case against Kejriwal based on a statement he had made on January 31, 2014. In the statement Kejriwal had alleged that Bhadana (who was then a member of the Congress party) was one of the most corrupt persons in India. Bhadana had then filed a Rs 1 crore defamation case against Kejriwal and also sought prosecution for the same.

As reported by various media outfits [1][2] Kejriwal has now submitted a written apology to Bhadana. He has also claimed that he filed the case after being misled by his associates. Kejriwal has reportedly admitted that the allegations he leveled against Bhadana were not true, and thus he was tendering an apology.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognisance of the complaint of sexual harassment that was made by one Himanshi Gupta against a senior producer of Kapil Sibal backed Tiranga TV.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Mangalore: Mohammad Ansari rapes a cow by tying its limbs, villagers catch him in the act, arrested

The villagers also made Ansari touch cow’s feet and ask for forgiveness for raping her. However, when Ansari approached the calf, the animal freaked out and started running.

Abusive actor Ajaz Khan arrested by Mumbai Police for instigating violence through social media

Mumbai Police arrests small-time actor Ajaz Khan after he mocked the police on TikTok

Mangaluru villagers caught Mohammad Ansari raping a calf, police arrests villagers for ‘hurting religious beliefs’

In the Kunjathbail village in Mangaluru, Mohammad Ansari was caught red-handed by the villagers while he was raping a calf.

Revisiting Sainbari, a blot on Indian Democracy: When Communists made a mother eat rice with her dead sons’ blood

The Sainbari incident remains the most horrific instance of political violence in the country.

Here are 15 famous quotes from Harsha Bhogle during his commentary stint

The famous Indian commentator, Harsha Bhogle, born on July 19 in Hyderabad is celebrating his 58th birthday today.

Live updates Karnataka Trust Vote: House adjourned, floor test now expected on Monday

JDS-Congress government of Karnataka is facing their second floor test after assembly elections were held in May last year.
Tamil media on dead tiger

Tiger dies after eating a Sambar Deer, Tamil Media reports how it died after consuming ‘Sambhar Rice’

On Sunday evening, a tiger was found dead soon after it had eaten a sambar deer. The carcass was found in the Parsons Valley reservoir in the Nilgiris district.
Couple forced out of village; husband pressurised to accept wife’s religion

Hindu boy’s family forced out of village for marrying Muslim girl, police advices boy to convert as villagers threaten to kill

Newlywed Hindu boy and Muslim girl approach SSP for protection as villagers threaten to kill them and local police ask the boy to convert
Salma Ansari's temple plan receives AMU's objection

AMU administration’s jolt to Mrs Ansari’s secularism pitch, says no to temple plan inside ‘Chacha Nehru Madarsa’

Salma Ansari, the wife of former vice president Hamid Ansari, had announced recently that she will have a temple built inside the 'Chacha Nehru Madarsa' that she runs in AMU campus.
Shashi Tharoor supports Sanjiv Bhatt

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor extends support to disgraced cop Sanjiv Bhatt sentenced to life in custodial death case

Shashi Tharoor had tweeted today that he had met with the family of disgraced cop Sanjiv Bhatt
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,676FansLike
159,219FollowersFollow
74,858SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post