A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar considered the submission of Mr Chadha, the spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party that his plea be accorded urgent hearing. The plea will be heard on Monday.
Senior advocate Anand Grover, representing Mr Chadha, alleged that the AAP leader has been made to face the defamation case only because he retweeted certain alleged objectionable tweets of Chief Minister Kejriwal.
"This does not constitute (criminal) defamation," Mr Grover said. "We will hear it on Monday," the bench said.
Mr Jaitley, who had denied all the allegations levelled by the AAP leaders in December 2015, had also filed a civil defamation suit seeking Rs 10 crore damages from CM Kejriwal and the others, claiming they had made "false and defamatory" statements in the case involving DDCA, thereby harming his reputation.
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