AAP leader and poet Kumar Vishwas has tendered a written apology to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the defamation case. According to reports, Jaitley has accepted the apology and the Delhi High Court has disposed of the case.
Kumar Vishwas wrote to Arun Jaitley tendering apology, sought withdrawal of the civil defamation case filed by the minister against him. Jaitley’s lawyer says,”we have accepted it.” (File pics) pic.twitter.com/IerYtYPFrU
— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2018
Vishwas has reportedly written in his apology letter that he had put allegations against Jaitley after believing the assertions made by party leader Arvind Kejriwal and he is currently not in contact with Kejriwal. Vishwas has reportedly also called Arvind Kejriwal a habitual liar and stated that he has vanished after spreading lies. After Jaitley’s acceptance of Vishwas’ apology letter, the defamation case has finally come to an end after many months.
Vishwas has reportedly written a poetic letter to the Finance Minister citing how he and many other AAP workers have been betrayed by Arvind Kejriwal requested him not to pursue the case.
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) May 28, 2018
According to reports, Vishwas was the only AAP leader against whom the defamation suit was remaining after all others accused in the case have already tendered apologies to the Finance Minister. On May 3rd, Vishwas had reportedly told Delhi High Court that his statements against Jaitley were based on information received from Kejriwal. The suit was filed against 6 AAP leaders including Kejriwal, Raghav Chaddha, Ashutosh, Deepak Bajpai and Sanjay Singh. All others except Vishwas had already tendered their apologies to Jaitley.
The defamation case, while was filed in 2015 had prominent lawyer Ram Jethmalani representing Kejriwal but after a snide remark by Jethmalani, saw a second defamation suit filed on top of it. Jethmalani had quit after the controversy calling Kejriwal a liar. 2018 has so far been the year of apologies for Kejriwal and many of his party men. Kejriwal had already written apology letters to Bikram Majithia, Nitin Gadkari and Kapil Sibal too.