An old video resurfaced on social media on Monday showing Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in a "no apology" rant with regard to the criminal defamation case filed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari against him.
This comes as the AAP chief on Monday tendered unconditional apologies to Gadkari leading to judicial burial of the defamation case against him.
The video was brought to the light again by rebel Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kapil Mishra on Twitter.
अथ केजरीवाल उवाच -— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) March 19, 2018
"मैं जो कहूंगा झूठ कहूंगा, झूठ के सिवाय कुछ नहीं कहूंगा" pic.twitter.com/W8QMZy7xnW
In the 45 seconds clip, Kejriwal is seen constantly reiterating that he would not withdraw the case against Gadkari and that there was no question of any compromise or apology.
"We stand by all the allegations against Kejriwal. There is no question of any compromise or apology," Kejriwal said in an old video.
The Delhi chief minister even went on to say that Gadkari may withdraw the case from his side if he has any doubts, but he would not step back.
"If Nitin Gadkari has any doubts, then he may withdraw the case," Kejriwal had said.
In the letter filed along with application for the closure of defamation complaint, Kejriwal on Monday "regretted" his remarks.
"Both of us are in public life belonging to different political parties. I made certain statements, without regard to its verifiability, which seem to have hurt you and therefore you have filed a defamation case against me. I have nothing personal against you. I regret the same.
"Let us put the incident behind and bring the court proceedings to a closure. I suggest we should put our energy to serve the people of this country in the spirit of mutual respect, " Kejriwal said in his letter to Gadkari, whom he had allegedly called "India's most corrupt".