Kejriwal alone is facing several civil and criminal defamation cases in Delhi, Varanasi, Amethi, Punjab, Assam, Maharashtra and Goa, and most of these cases require personal appearances. "I regret the same", Mr. Kejriwal's letter to Mr. Gadkari states.
Kejriwal and Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday submitted a joint application in Delhi's Patiala House court seeking withdrawal of a defamation case filed by the latter. Kejriwal had previously apologised to Bikram Singh Majithia and retracted from his allegations against him where he alleged that Majithia was involved in a drug racket case.
During the court proceedings, Jaitley filed another Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Kejriwal after his lawyer Ram Jethmalani used an objectionable word for the minister.
Gadkari had moved the court against Kejriwal for allegedly defaming him by including his name in the Aam Aadmi Party's list of "India's most corrupt".
Questioning the claim made by AAP that the party didn't have enough resources to fight the defamation cases, Ms Damania sought to know if party volunteers would not have raised funds had the chief minister appealed to them.
Following his apology to Majithia, Punjab AAP President Bhagwant Mann and co-President Aman Arora resigned from their positions on Friday. "He has apologised for what he did, everything is forgotten now, we will move ahead". "We don't want to fight the battle of ego".
The AAP leaders had accused Jaitley of corruption as the president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), a post he had held from 2000 to 2013. "For me welfare of Punjab's people is most important", Khaira had said.
After Kejriwal retracted his statement against Majithia, the former Punjab cabinet minister made a decision to drop his defamation suit, The Financial Express reported.
His expression of remorse led to a split in AAP's Punjab unit with leaders parting ways. "All have been fast-tracked", say AAP leaders.