Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were on Friday granted more time by the Delhi High Court to resolve the issue between them in a defamation case filed by the BJP leader against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief after the two sides said they have not been able to sit together till date. The submission was made by lawyers for both sides before a bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and S P Garg which posted the matter to October 16.
The lawyers also informed the court that they have not been able to amicably settle the matter, as suggested by the court on July 31, as they were unable to meet each other. On July 31, the high court had suggested to Gadkari and Kejriwal to "bury" the hatchet over the alleged statement made by the AAP leader and "shake hands" with each other in larger "public interest". The court had observed there would be no end to such issues and it would be better for both the leaders to amicably resolve it. On January 30, Kejriwal had made an allegedly defamatory statement against Gadkari in the media.