Barely a day goes by where the traces of Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are not found in the news. But this time Arvind Kejriwal changed his stance. In lieu of accusing or revealing a sting operation on the opposition leaders, he has started rather seeking apologies from the leaders he has accused earlier.
Kejriwal’s apology saga started when he sent his message to the Amit Sibal (son of Kapil Sibal) and former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia. His apologetic messages were taken with embraces as both of the aforementioned leaders granted the apology.
The apologies were the aftermath of his allegations where he mentioned the names of several leaders but all those allegations were futile as nothing came up against the leaders. But the aftermath of his apologies resulted in the severe criticism of Kejriwal from his own party members in Punjab. Hitherto the apologies were granted but Arun Jaitley would not be an easy nut to crack as reports are flaring that Delhi’s CM would become the subject of suffering from the finance minister.
Kejriwal has also been sued for defamation as the leaders he accused came out swiftly. As his allegations were proved to be false, Kejriwal instigated seeking apologies, which started from Majithia.
The news hit the storm when it was found that his apology may not be granted by the finance minister Arun Jaitley. Sources had their say and they all indicated that finance minister is not yet ready to swipe away the rift. However, Jaitley might have suggested that if Kejriwal can ensure the apology in unison from the AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai who are also the facing the defamation lawsuits.
The defamation suit filed against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders by Arun Jaitley include Rs 10 crore in form recovery. Albeit the defamation cases were filed in two different courts, as one was civil defamation suit which was filed in Delhi High Court and the criminal defamation suit was filed in lower court in Delhi.
However, the tally of defamation cases did not dry up. There is one more defamation lawsuit against Kejriwal which was the result of a dig taken by his lawyer Ram Jethmalani while the trial was in the process.
It can be summed up that the piling of defamation cases might have made Delhi’s CM to resort to the route of apology. Which have worked so far but when the script went to finance minister, he is certainly looking adamant at his stance which is to make Kejriwal realize that he cannot escape healthily and hastily after playing out his tricks at the central minister.