NEW DELHI: As the Delhi Court put Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on trial in connection with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) criminal defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the former doesn’t have any proofs to justify the illegal charges made by the former.
"This is a judicial procedure. Till now the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has just tried to delay the matter. Now, the chargesheet has been filed and trail will be started shortly. Till now whatever objectionable thing they have said, I don’t think they have any prove to justify their act,” BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi told ANI.
Trivedi said that the AAP had made false allegations which unveiled their true face and that the party was eager for the verdict to come.
Another BJP leader Nalin Kohli said, “Now the leaders of the AAP will have to face trials, despite their tactics to delay the case they didn’t succeeded it.”
Earlier on Saturday, in a major jolt to Kejriwal, a Delhi Court put the former on trial in the case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass also framed a defamation notice against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal and other AAP leaders pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. The trial in the case will start on May 20.
Earlier, Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for allegedly defaming him in the Patiala House Court, while a civil defamation case was filed in the Delhi High Court.
Jaitley had filed the suit seeking Rs. 10 crore in damages after Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders accused him of alleged irregularities and financial bungling in the DDCA, of which the former was the president for about 13 years until 2013.