Saturday, 21 April, 2018

After Majithia, Arvind Kejriwal to apologise to Arun Jaitley for corruption allegations

Kejriwal's apology triggers resignation spree in AAP Backlash Of Kejriwal's Apology To Majithia: Bhagwant Mann Resigns, AAP Punjab Unit Enraged
Ben Pena | 16 March, 2018, 11:02

Without naming the chief minister, he also tweeted a couplet that was seen to describe Mr Kejriwal as an expert at breaking his group's unity and adept at chopping off his own root.

Drug abuse is an important issue in the high-octane Punjab Assembly elections previous year, and firstly Kejriwal accused Majithia and then a minister in the state government, of being involved in the narcotics trade. I've learnt these allegations are unfounded.

In the letter, Kejriwal said: "In the recent past, I made certain statements and allegations against you regarding your alleged involvement in the drug trade".

Showing the letter sent to him by Kejriwal, Majithia said, "It is a historical moment for me personally and may be otherwise also where a sitting chief minister has apologised for the remarks he had made". "We promise to continue our tirade on the burning issue of drugs destroying the youth of Punjab", said party leader and leader of the opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira.

Majitha thanked Kejriwal for his apology and confirmed that he would be withdrawing the defamation case against the Delhi CM, who is now also facing a defamation suit from union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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"I'm resigning as a president of AAP Punjab... Our fight against drugs continues", the party's Punjab unit co-president Aman Arora tweeted. Hence there should be no politics on such issues. "I hereby withdraw all my statements and allegations made against you and apologise for them", he said.

Khaira is also expected to get the majority of the state's MLAs to rally behind him against Kejriwal, with a proposal to seek a withdrawal of the apology likely. "I have asked my counsels to withdraw the defamation case", the SAD leader said. "I hope justice will be done as people like BS Majithia deserve to be in jail". Soon enough Kumar Vishwas, AAP's sidelined leader too appeared to join them with a tweet that was seen to taunt Arvind Kejriwal.

"His statement finishes the existence of AAP in Punjab".

Sanjay Singh, Kejriwal's go-to man for the state, quoted a television report aired Thursday to claim the Punjab state task force (STF) on drugs control had indicted Majithia in its report, submitted to the Punjab and Haryana high court on January 31.

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