Kejriwal says sorry to former Punjab minister, other apologies may follow

File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 15, 2018, 03.22 PM (IST)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday apologised to former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging that he was involved in the "drug trade".

The development came to light after the former Punjab minister took to Twitter to share the apology letter sent to him by the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Taking to Twitter, Bikram Majithia wrote, “CM @ArvindKejriwal has tendered an apology to me in the court, for all the baseless&false allegations he & his party levelled against me in drug issue.My mother suffered the most due to all this and this apology is a vindication of her faith in Waheguru’s power of justice.”

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According to the apology letter, CM Kejriwal has retracted his allegations that he made against the former Punjab Minister and has further offered his regret. 

During the 2017 Punjab elections, Kejriwal had attacked the Punjab government and particularly Majithia for being hand in glove with the drug mafia in the state.

Majithia had filed a defamation case against the Aam Aadmi Party chief and others following the allegation made during campaigning in the Punjab assembly elections.

A media reports said that Kejriwal, who has some 20 defamation cases filed against him, will make apologies for them too.

(WIth inputs from Agencies)