Addressing a rally in Amritsar, Kejriwal said Bikram Singh Majithia had “played with the youth of Punjab by unleashing narco-terrorism in the state”, and promised to put the him behind bars.
Majithia, who was probed by the ED in connection with the alleged Rs 6,000 crore money laundering drugs racket case, had often been at the receiving end of Kejriwal’s ire during the AAP convenor’s election rallies in Punjab.
Amritsar court had served notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Adami Party leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashish Khetan under section 500/ 501.
Kejriwal has taken a U-turn once again and have given an written apology to Bikram Singh Majithia. Here is the copy:
The egoist and blame-game player @ArvindKejriwal has tendered an apology to S. @bsmajithia Ji for questioning his integrity.
We @Akali_Dal_ accept his apology and hope Kejriwal Ji will mind his word talking about Punjabis. pic.twitter.com/Mq23ScyFTP
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) March 15, 2018
Bikram Singh Majithia also had a press conference after the apology was received in court.
In his Facebook post he mentioned, “I have been going through mental trauma for a long time due to false allegations and propaganda on the drugs issue. I have full faith in God as well as the court of law and that faith paid off today. Aam Aadmi Party’s Chief Minister from Delhi, Arvind Kejrwal has tendered written apology to me in the court, on all the baseless and false allegations. My mother suffered the most during all these years and this apology is vindication of her faith in Waheguru’s power of justice”
AAP has always sought to make political capital out of it’s court battles, taking on big guys, shattering the unwritten norms of politics around them, striking a chord with people and not be silenced by the threat of defamation cases. All that is set to change now as Kejriwal’s apology to Majithia could mark the beginning of a different, more mellow brand of politics.
Arvind Kejriwal and AAP faces several defamation cases, including the one filed by Jaitley, for accusing him of corruption during his stint as the Delhi cricket board chief.