Defamation case: Delhi court to frame charges against Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Yogendra Yadav
Yogendra Yadav was a member of the National Executive of the AAP until 2015, when he was expelled for alleged anti-party activities.
New Delhi: A Delhi Patiala House Court is expected to frame charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a criminal defamation complaint on Thursday.
The court would also frame charges against ex-Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav.
Earlier, the court had passed order on framing of notice (charge) on a criminal defamation complaint filed by advocate Surender Kumar Sharma.
Sharma was denied a ticket by the AAP to contest assembly polls.
Sharma had alleged that in 2013 the AAP approached him and asked him to contest the Delhi assembly elections on a party ticket, saying Kejriwal was pleased with his social services.
Sharma had claimed that on October 14, 2013, articles in leading newspapers carried "defamatory, unlawful and derogatory words used by the accused persons" which lowered his reputation in the Bar and the society.
Sharma said he filled up the application form to contest the polls after Sisodia and Yadav allegedly told him that the AAP's Political Affairs Committee had decided to give him the ticket. However, the ticket was later denied.
Yadav was a member of the National Executive of the AAP until 2015, when he was expelled for alleged anti-party activities. Later, he floated his own party Swaraj India — which is going to contest municipal corporations election in Delhi.
All the three leaders had denied the charges and are at present out on bail.