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Delhi Court Grants Bail To AAP's Atishi And Others In Defamation Case, CM Kejriwal Skips Hearing

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to AAP leader Atishi Marlena and others in a defamation case that had been filed by the BJP
  • The case relates to the AAP leaders' remarks over the deletion of voters' names from electoral rolls
  • BJP leader Rajeev Babbar who had filed the petition has taken on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for failing to appear before the court in the case

A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to AAP leader Atishi Marlena and others in a defamation case that had been filed by the BJP against them for their remarks over deletion of voters' names from electoral rolls in the city.

AAP's Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta and MLA Manoj Kumar were also granted relief on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each after the three appeared before the court.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, however, failed to appear before the court on Friday. The court directed him to appear on July 16.

BJP leader Rajeev Babbar, who moved the petition on behalf of the party's Delhi unit, sought proceedings against them for "harming" the reputation of the BJP by blaming it for the deletion of the names of "voters" from electoral rolls in Delhi. The BJP leader also tweeted a taunt regarding CM Arvind Kejriwal not being present for the hearing in court.

Babbar had claimed that the AAP leaders had during a press conference held in December last year alleged that on the directions of the BJP names of 30 lakh voters from Bania, Poorvanchali and the Muslim community had been deleted by the Election Commission.

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