Adarsh Housing scam: Manish Tewari apologises to Nitin Gadkari, defamation case withdrawn

Tewari also said that in future he will not put Gadkari in disrepute by making any comments with regards to the Adarsh Society.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Published: April 30, 2014 4:38 pm
 Manish Tewari. (PTI) Manish Tewari. (PTI)

Congress leader Manish Tewari has tendered an unconditional apology to Nitin Gadkari in connection with his charge against him in the Adarsh Housing scam following which BJP leader withdrew a defamation case against him.

“Tewari has tendered an apology after which Gadkari has now withdrawn the defamation case”, Gadkari’s lawyer Rameshwar Gite said today.

In a letter to Gadkari, Tewari has said, “I understand that that by such statements you have to suffer huge disrepute and have to face uncomfortable situation within the party and the society. Therefore by this communication I tender my unconditional apology for the allegations made against you”.

He also said that in future he will not put Gadkari in disrepute by making any comments with regards to the Adarsh Society.

Tewari also requested Gadkari to withdraw the case filed in the local magistrate’s court.

Gadkari filed the case in December, 2010 when Tiwari, as Congress spokesperson, had accused him of holding a benami flat in the scam-tainted Adarsh Society here.

He had contended in the complaint that this was false and defamatory and Tewari be tried for criminal defamation under the Indian Penal Code.

The local court had last month taken cognizance of Gadkari’s complaint and had issued process against Tewari.

In Delhi, the BJP also released Tewari’s letter to Gadkari.

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  1. U
    May 3, 2016 at 9:56 am
    Did manish Tewari returned court fees paid by Gadkari when he filed a defamation suit against him for ?00 crores ?
    1. Narayan Srikanth
      May 2, 2016 at 9:17 am
      For the Congress the law is written like this -where COngress accuses someone the other has to prove his innocence, where Congress themselves confess in a statement, even then it is for others to prove that the statement is corrent
      1. W
        May 2, 2016 at 7:13 am
        A pompous, Congress family's "koi-hai retainer" had to eat humble pie. These guys must be now made to pay for the unabashed corruption that is part of their DNA.
        1. K
          Khsatriya Sinha
          Apr 30, 2014 at 9:55 pm
          Why withdraw the case Mr. Gadkari. This arrogant Family retainer needs to be in jail for his comments as a lesson to other defamers like Mrs. Vadra, Rahul, Lalu and Mulayam. This same Tiwari had defamed and then apologized to Anna Hazare--seems like a pattern, Laton ke bhoot....baaton sein nahi mante