Arvind Kejriwal, convenor of the AAP withdrew all of his statements against Bikram Singh Majithia, Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) leader where the former alleged Majithia of being involved in the drug trade.
It is a total of 20 cases of defamation that the Aam Aadmi Party has garnered, however, the party’s leaders have now decided to come to terms with them and clear the mess out. Making some damage control, Arvind Kejriwal, convenor of the AAP withdrew all of his statements against Bikram Singh Majithia, Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) leader where the former alleged Majithia of being involved in drug trade. Making an apology to the leader, Kejriwal stated that he has learnt that the “allegations are unfounded”.
This stands to be Kejriwal’s second apology after he had made one in August last year to Avtar Singh Bhadana to end a defamation case which was fought with much bitterness. More so, Majithia had filed a defamation case on 20 May 2016 against some AAP leaders and Kejriwal, including Sanjay Singh in-charge of party Punjab affairs and the party’s ivory tower Ashish Khetan for involving him falsely in the drug trade and blotting his image. The case is, however, pending with the Amritsar judicial magistrate Arjun Singh.
On the other hand, while addressing the media in Chandigarh Majithia said, “It was a torturous journey. But I have taken all allegations against me head on.” He further added that perhaps it is the for the first time in the political history of the nation that a sitting Chief Minister had to make such kind of an apology for allegations that are completely unfounded. Terming it to be a turning point in his life, Majithia stated that he would now withdraw the defamation case that he had filed in the Amritsar court.