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AAP welcomes Kejriwal's acquittal in defamation case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (AAP) on Monday welcomed the acquittal of its chief in a criminal defamation case filed by a former of and said political battles should not be fought in courts.

granted relief to the citing lack of evidence against him.

Kejriwal was accused by Pawan Khera, the of the then Sheila Dikshit, of levelling "false and defamatory" allegations against her during power tariff hike protests in October 2012.

The AAP believes that political battles should be fought on political platforms only and not in courts, senior AAP said.

"In principle, we have been against criminal defamation cases. In a healthy political set up, parties should be welcomed for doing over facts and evidence and should not be slapped with defamation cases," he said.

As far as Dikshit's defamation is concerned, people have already given their verdict against her and the Congress, Pandey said.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:35 IST