NEW DELHI: In addition to the defamation suit filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) has on Saturday filed defamation suits against the Delhi CM and the suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad for allegedly making defamatory comments regarding its functioning and finances.
Confirming the filing of defamation suits in the Delhi High court, DDCA treasurer Ravinder Manchanda said “As said before, we have filed Civil defamation suits against the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Kirti Azad. We have claimed Rs 2.5 crore from each of them as damages for their defamatory remarks against our organization”.
When asked about winning the defamatory suit Ravinder replied, “There’s no question of losing the suit. Because, it requires the Delhi Chief Minister to produce proofs in support of his defamatory remarks. And ultimately, no one can produce proof for a false statement….isn’t it?”.
Advocate Sangram Patnaik, representing the DDCA in the court said “We have filed a defamation suit seeking Rs 2.5 crore as damage from Arvind Kejriwal and Kirti Azad. The comments made by them have maligned the image of the Delhi’s cricket body. Hence, we were forced to go against the Delhi CM”.
Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also filed a defamatory suit against the Delhi Chief Minister for allegedly making false remarks against him and his family, in connection with the DDCA.