Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal submitted a copy of apology letter in Amritsar Court, where he is facing a defamation suite for leveling allegations of involvement in drug trade on former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
Majithia has released a letter sent to him by Kejriwal. The Delhi CM has withdrawn the allegations, and the letter has been filed in the court of JMIC, Amritsar.
Following the allegations, Majithia had filed a defamation case against Kejriwal on May 20, 2016.
Majithia said he has redeemed himself. “This proves that they were raking up the issue to tarnish my image and harm me and gain politically,” he said.
The former Punjab minister said, “I will withdraw the case now, which I had filed for what is right and for my own and my family’s honour.”
Majithia claimed that Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan too has submitted his offer of regret.
In the letter, Kejriwal has said, “In the recent past, I made certain statements and allegations against you regarding your alleged involvement in drug trade. These statements became a political issue.
Now I’ve learnt that allegations are unfounded. Hence there should be no politics on such issues.”
Because of my allegations made against you at various political rallies, public meetings, TV programmes, print, electronic and social media, you filed a defamation case against us in the Hon’ble Court at Amritsar.”
I hereby withdraw all my statements and allegations made against you and apologise for the same,” the letter read.