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Jaitley to sue Kejriwal, five other AAP leaders

Jaitley said the cases are being filed in his personal capacity against Kejriwal and others who have issued "false and defamatory" statements against him and his family members.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: December 20, 2015 9:55 pm
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Hitting back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for making “false and defamatory” statements against him, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is slapping criminal and civil defamation cases against him and five other AAP leaders in Delhi courts tomorrow.

Jaitley said that he has instructed legal team in his personal capacity to institute civil defamation cases in the Delhi High Court and criminal defamation cases in the Patiala House courts against Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpayee.

He accused them of issuing false and defamatory statements against him and his family members.

Jaitley’s action comes in the backdrop of attacks on him by Kejriwal and other AAP leaders over alleged irregularities and financial bunglings in Delhi’s cricket body, Delhi and District Cricket Association, of which he was the president for about 13 years till 2013.

Kejriwal and the five AAP leaders have publicly been making allegations against Jaitley with regard to the DDCA affairs although some of the allegations have gone beyond that.

Jaitley has also rubbished allegations against his family members, saying, “I have no family member who has even one paise interest in any form of business. Why should my family be part of a sports management business?

Jaitley has chosen not to give any legal notice to Kejriwal and other AAP leaders asking them to apologise or face defamation cases. Instead, the cases will be filed straightaway in the courts.

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  1. Y
    Dec 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm
    you doing good thing.
    1. I
      Dec 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm
        Dec 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm
        Kirti Azad has fully exposed the monumental scam in DDCA.of which Jaitly was chief for along time. A laptop leased at 16000 rs per day. Never heard of such a scam before. Blind bhakts are wondering in fool's paradise to see Kejriwal in jail. But with the available evidence they are bound to be frustated
        1. Y
          Dec 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm
          Kejriwal has already been to Tihar Prison for Defamation before....looks like he is missing that place .....
          1. A
            Dec 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm
            Jaitely should resign on moral grounds . If he is innocent It shall be proved in investigation. Reacting like this is sending wrong signals. Amir Shah advice to Kirti before press conference is also raising eye brows. This is test of BJP and PM to prove thatBJP is against corruption. Kirti being MP of BJP if making such serious allegations with enough proof, the matter is serious and must be investigated urgently.
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