File photo of Arvind Kejriwal. Photograph:( AFP )
In his letter, Kejriwal admitted having made "certain statements" about Jaitley in connection with his tenure as the President of the Delhi & District Cricket Association
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party leaders Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Ashutosh have apologized to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a joint letter.
The apology came after Jaitley had filed a defamation case against the AAP leaders.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, AAP leaders Sanjay Singh,Ashutosh and Raghav Chadha apologize to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the defamation case he had filed against them pic.twitter.com/CJFqxVD738— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2018
In his letter, Kejriwal admitted having made "certain statements" about Jaitley in connection to his tenure as the President of the Delhi & District Cricket Association.
Kejriwal further noted that the statements made by him were based on the information served to him by those who claimed to have first-hand knowledge about DDCA affairs.
"Therefore, I unequivocally withdraw all the allegations made by me in question whether made in print, electronic or social media against you. I offer my sincere apology to you and your family members for any harm caused to your reputation as a consequence of my allegations," the letter read.
Defamation suit(by FM Arun Jaitley) not being withdrawn, Joint application being filed for decree based on apology by Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders: Sources— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2018
Meanwhile, Arun Jaitley has refused to roll back the case against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders named in the lawsuit.
(With inputs from ANI)