Defamation suit: Kumar Vishwas ‘regrets damage’ caused to Jaitley
New Delhi: Rebel AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that his statements against senior BJP leader and union finance minister Arun Jaitley in connection with the alleged irregularities in DDCA were based on information received from his party leader, Arvind Kejriwal.
Vishwas told the court that his statements against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were based on information received from his party leader.
He said he regrets if any hurt or damage was caused to Jaitley. But he said that he was repeating only what Arvind Kejriwal said in Delhi and District Cricket Association case.
The dissident AAP leader told the court that he needs more time to decide what statement he will make so that the suit can be disposed of as he was personally not interested in taking the matter forward.
Taking note of his request, the court granted time to Vishwas to decide on the statement he wants to make so that the defamation suit filed by Jaitley against him can be disposed of.
The court listed the matter for further hearing on May 28.
Vishwas is now the only one against whom the defamation suit remains after Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders tendered the unequivocal apology to Jaitley in Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed against them by the union minister.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, Deepak Bajpai, Raghav Chadha and Kumar Vishwas had alleged irregularities in the Delhi District Cricket Administration which was once headed by Jaitley.