New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was faced with defamation case against Kejriwal and Co. filed by none other than the finance Minister himself, Arun Jaitley, are finally ready to reply. Having pondered over the issue, and amidst series of retaliations in media and social networking sites, the Kejriwal-led AAP has inked a voluminous reply (read book), a 2000-page reply, and have decided to file it in the Delhi High Court today as a reply to the civil defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders On December 21, 2015 for allegedly bringing down his image and maligning his name in the Delhi and District Cricket Board (DDCA) controversy. The case had got presented before a Delhi court which had taken cognizance on his plea. FinMin had also made his opinion loud and clear in Lok Sabha during winter sessions, where he had said — All these allegations are baseless and devoid of truth. For a total sum Rs. 114 crore, we made a stadium with a capacity of taking 42,000 people. Contrary to that, the Congress built the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium spending Rs. 900 crores. No one raised doubts on that expenditure.
AAP has always tried to bring itself to the spotlight by waving out such papers, and has been famous for bringing up accumulated bundles of sheets on leaders of the opposition camps, in the likes of innumerable sheets on Shiela Dixit’s working practices, an election gimmick, the sheets — which are now lying somewhere, covered in dust since eternity (if the sheets really existed, that is). And the present paper roll is a 2000 sheeter reply on FinMin’s defamation plea, which the AAP is scheduled to lay on the table of Delhi High Court this Tuesday.
AAP-led Delhi government had set up a probe committee all by itself on the DDCA irregularities. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had declared that the probe committee formed by the Delhi Government to look into the affairs of the DDCA was `unconditional and illegal`.