Arvind on apology spree

Mar 21, 2018, 03:45
Arvind on apology spree

Kejriwal and Sisodia wrote in their separate but identical letters, "Now, I have learnt that the allegation I made against you and your father at the press conference were unfounded".

Following the apology, Both Gadkari and Sibal withdrew their respective defamation cases against Kejriwal. Similar application wa filed by Gadkari seeking withdrawal of his defamation case filed against the AAP leader.

The AAP chief, with 33 defamation cases against him in 22 states, has as of today crossed three cases off his list by saying sorry to the complain-ants. I personally do not have any problem with you, so I apologize to you.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari expressing regret over certain statements he made against him.

This is the second apology by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in five days, and many are now wondering if Kejriwal will also apologise to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

"If all of them apologise, then it is a different matter", said a source close to Mr Jaitley. In 2014, Mr Kejriwal had called Mr Gadkari "one of the country's most corrupt politicians" and had been slapped with a defamation case. AAP spokesman Saurabh Bharadwaj said the decision to "amicably sort out" pending court cases against Chief Minister Kejriwal and others was taken on the advice of the party's legal team because the cases were "taking a toll on the previously strained resources of the party and individuals". "Let us put the incident behind us and bring the court proceedings to a closure", the note said.

In the past few years, Arvind Kejriwal has levelled allegations against several people mostly leaders from opposition political parties.

The apology by Kejriwal came after he regretted alleging the Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Majhithia of drug trade, without any strong evidence.

Kejriwal has managed to quell the revolt in Punjab by explaining to the state unit how the apology is actually political strategy. "If someone is hurt by our comments, we will apologise", Sisodia said.

Outside the assembly, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said, "We are here to work for the public".

Kejriwal, who faces a multitude of civil and criminal defamation cases, has been on an apology spree lately.