Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that his statements against Union Minister Arun Jaitley – for which he is facing a defamation suit – were based on information that he received from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, reported PTI.
Jaitley had filed civil and criminal defamation suits against Kejriwal and AAP leaders Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai for accusing him of engaging in financial malpractices when he was the Delhi District Cricket Administration’s president.
Vishwas told Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that before apologising to Jaitley he wanted to know if Kejriwal had lied about his allegations against the minister being based on documents. Vishwas said that he was “personally not interested” in going ahead with the case and that he regretted any damage his remarks had caused to Jaitley, reported The Indian Express.
The High Court gave Vishwas more time to decide on his final statement before disposing of the case. Vishwas is the only leader against whom the defamation suit is continuing as the High Court disposed of the case against the others last month after they apologised to Jaitley. The next hearing is on May 28.