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Arun Jaitley sues rival politician Arvind Kejriwal for slander

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By Rupam Jain NairNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sued the Delhi chief minister for 100 million rupees ($1.51 million) on Monday for slander, escalating a battle between the ruling party and the opposition that has stalled key reform legislation in parliament. Jaitley's office said he filed civil and criminal defamation cases against Arvind Kejriwal and five members of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Kejriwal, who routed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in state elections this year, accused Jaitley last week of allowing fraud at a cricket ...

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First Published: Mon, December 21 2015. 15:44 IST