Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court has asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it on July 16 in connection with a defamation case filed by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar over his remark of tampering voters’ list.
According to the reports, BJP leader Rajiv Babbar had sought proceeding against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta, MLA Manoj Kumar and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Atishi Malena for harming the reputation of BJP by blaming it for the deletion of the names of “voters” from the electoral rolls in Delhi.
Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court has asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it on July 16 in connection with a defamation case filed by BJP leader Rajiv Babbar over his reported remark of tampering voters’ list. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/9LscN16JGl
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The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal in March had directed Kejriwal and other accused to appear before the court. However, on April 30, the court had granted exemption from personal appearance to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three others in the defamation suit.
Babbar in his petition had alleged that Arvind Kejriwal had not only defamed the BJP but also all the people who are associated with the party.
“The statement of the accused (Arvind Kejriwal) was made with ulterior motives to degrade the reputation of the BJP to gain cheap political mileage in the upcoming elections,” Babbar had said in his plea.
Earlier this year, AAP had allegedly been involved in a campaign where they were calling up people to claim that BJP has struck off their names from the voter’s list and Kejriwal has added it back.