Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Monday, withdrew the Rs 10 crore defamation case filed against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas. The withdrawal of the case came after Vishwas tendered an unconditional apology at the Delhi High Court for leveling allegations against Jaitley. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said that Vishwas has withdrawn all the allegations he made against the finance minister.
The defamation suit was filed by Jaitley against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders (Vishwas, Raghav Chadda, Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Deepak Bajpai) in December 2015 when they accused Jaitley of corruption while being the president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Denying all the allegations, Jaitley had filed the defamation suit.
Interestingly, among Kejriwal and other leaders, Vishwas is the last one to apologise to Jaitley. In the previous hearing, Vishwas had told the court that he needed time to apologise to Jaitley as he would want to know whether Delhi CM Kejriwal was lying to him when he said that he had the proof of corruption by the finance minister.