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Arun Jaitley has no 'public character': Kejriwal files 2000-page reply on DDCA defamation case

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 01:00
Zee Media Bureau
Arun Jaitley has no 'public character': Kejriwal files 2000-page reply on DDCA defamation case

New Delhi: Launching yet another attack on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the former DDCA chairman's claim that he enjoys and in fact possesses high public character is a totally frivolous and unsustainable claim.

According to a report in the IndiaToday.in, in his 2000-page reply to the Jaitley's defamation suit in Delhi High Court, Kejriwal said that, "The plaintiff's claim that he enjoys and in fact possesses high public character is a totally frivolous and unsustainable claim. No injury of any kind has been caused to the plaintiff's reputation which he claims. This is not a suit for injury to his private character, but to his public character, if at all. This defendant denies that he has any reputation of this kind to protect. In a democracy this reputation can only be what can be proved to be the known reaction, response and manifestation of the people's attitude to the plaintiff. The last time he contested the election to the Lok Sabha was from Amritsar as a BJP candidate in 2014. Despite the success of the BJP this plaintiff lost by a margin of more than 1,00,000 (a lac) votes. Indian democracy has never accepted his claim of public character."  

Jaitley has filed defamation suit against Kejriwal and other five AAP leaders - Ashutosh, Raghav Chadha, Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas and Deepak Bajpayee.

First Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 17:29
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