Manish Sisodia defends apology spree, says want to spend time working for people and not in courts

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said they are not interested in any "ego fight" and don't want to spend time in legal wrangling but in service of people.

Published: 19th March 2018 05:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2018 05:54 PM   |  A+A-

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia | PTI

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Facing flak for apologising to leaders of rival parties who had filed defamation suits against him and other AAP leaders, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today said they are not interested in any "ego fight" and don't want to spend time in legal wrangling but in service of people.

The remarks came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Sisodia expressed regret to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Congress leader Kapil Sibal's son Amit Sibal for certain statements they made against them which had prompted the duo to file separate defamation suits.

READ: After Majithia, Arvind Kejriwal expresses regret to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Congress leader Kapil Sibal over defamatory statements

"If someone is hurt by our remarks, we will apologise. We will not make it a fight of ego. We are here to work for people. We have not spared time for court, we have spared time for us so that we could fight for people," Sisodia told reporters on the premises of Delhi Assembly.

Kejriwal had last week apologised to Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia for accusing him of being involved in drugs trade.

The move had taken everyone by surprise, especially the AAP's Punjab unit.

The party's Punjab president Bhagwant Mann and its co-president Aman Arora had resigned from their posts in protest against Kejriwal's apology.

However, in a meeting yesterday the party supremo attempted to pacify the party MLAs from the northern state to avert a split in the state unit.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp