New Delhi, 27 May-2014, DNA: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, who initially refused to post bail on grounds of making a stand in the defamation case slapped on him, has taken the suggestion of the Delhi high court and agreed to furnish a personal bond. The High Court also issued a notice to Nitin Gadkari and the Delhi government on Kejriwal’s plea for his immediate release.
The court, today, told him that he is turning this into a ‘prestige issue’ recommended to Kejriwal that he would be allowed to make whatever claims he wished too after he was released from jail. Kejriwal’s lawyer told the HC that a personal bond of 10,000 rupees had already been signed and would be filed before the magistrate today itself.
The defamation case was filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari for statements made by Kejriwal accusing him of exploiting poor farmers in Vidarbha.