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Court allows BJP, Ram Jethmalani plea to end suit on his expulsion

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Friday allowed a joint application of noted and (BJP) to end a pending suit relating to his expulsion from the party.

had filed the suit against the for expelling him in 2013. He had also sought Rs 50 lakh in damages.

Additional District disposed of the suit considering the settlement agreement between and 95-year-old

"Now nothing survives in the suit. The suit is disposed of," the said.

The and Jethmalani had said in the joint plea, filed on Thursday, that a decree be passed in terms of amicable settlement between them as BJP has expressed "regret" over the senior lawyer's expulsion from the party.

When the matter came up for hearing, the court recorded the statements of Ashish Dixit, representing Jethmalani, and Manik Dogra, appearing for the BJP, that issue has been settled amicably and the suit be decreed.

The plea said: "During the pendency of the suit the of no.1 party along with the of no.1 party called upon the plaintiff (Jethmalani).

"During the said meeting the and the expressed their sincere regret at the expulsion of the plaintiff vide the order dated May 28, 2013 passed by the Parliamentary Board of no. 1."

It said Shah and Yadav acknowledged the contribution of Jethmalani to the party and that he has been the founding of BJP and has worked tirelessly towards its growth.

It said pursuant to the meeting, the party through its has issued a letter on November 3, asserting the facts stated in the application.

"The plaintiff acknowledges the gracious conduct of ..and .. It is submitted that the parties have amicably settled the lis before this court and therefore have filed the present joint application seeking passing of decree in view of the letter dated November 3...," the application said.

The BJP had expelled Jethmalani from the primary membership of the party for six years for breach of discipline.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 15:25 IST