New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has apparently settled the defamation case filed against him by former Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia by tendering an apology to the latter in connection with his alleged role in the drug trade in Punjab.
However, questions are now being asked if Kejriwal will settle another defamation suit filed against the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with whom he is locked in a bitter legal battle.
Kejriwal had on Thursday issued an apology to Majithia, saying that now he has learnt that the drug trade allegations were unfounded.
"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,'' Delhi CM said in a statement.
"I hereby withdrew all my statements and allegations made against you and apologise for the same," read the statement.
The Aam Aadmi Party supremo has reportedly furnished a copy of the apology to the court.
Majithia had filed a defamation case against Kejriwal and two other AAP leaders, Sanjay Singh and Ashish Khetan, in May 2016 after they repeatedly targeted him over the problem of drugs in Punjab while campaigning for the Punjab Assembly elections.
(With Agency inputs)