New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed proceedings in two defamation cases against Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal.
The apex court issued a notice to the Centre regarding Kejriwal’s plea challenging the Constitutional validity of the defamation laws. Two defamation cases have been filed against him.
Advocate Surendra Kumar Sharma had alleged that in 2013, the AAP asked him to contest the Delhi assemply elections on a party ticket. He stated that on October 14, 2013, articles in various reputed newspapers printed “defamatory, unlawful and derogatory words used by the accused” which harmed and lowered his reputation in the Bar and the society.
In another case, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has alleged that he was defamed by Kejriwal by including his name in a list of “India’s most corrupt”.