Defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal may bury the hatchet with Nitin Gadkari

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Kejriwal, Gadkari likely to compromise
New Delhi, Sept 8: After calling him one of India's most corrupt politicians, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday told a trial court that he was willing to work on a compromise with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in the defamation case.

Gadkari had filed a defamation suit against Kejriwal after the latter called him one of the most corrupt politicians in the country. Kejriwal had then refused to  bow down and withdraw a complaint against Gadkari. [Read more: Arvind Kejriwal refuses to withdraw statement against Nitin Gadkari]

On Saturday Kejriwal's counsel said that there was a possibility of a compromise between both the parties and that they were in the process of finalising on the compromise.

Meanwhile the court also granted exemption to Kejriwal from appearing in the court on a permanent basis.

Earlier in June, Kejriwal was arrested and sent to jail after he failed to furnish a bail bond in the case. At that time Kejriwal had said that he 'would not withdraw his statement against Gadkari.'

The court had earlier asked both the leaders to put their egos aside and to end the episode on an amicable note.

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