In the case of defamation by Union Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal, the famous lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who is present on behalf of Kejriwal, has now left Kejriwal and has demanded the payment of fees.
Ram Jethmalani, senior adviser to CM Kejriwal, has written a letter to Kejriwal asking him to and pays his legal fees and told him that he is withdrawing himself from the defamation case. Ram Jethmalani has taken this step after refusing to use abusive language against Arun Jaitley on the directive of Kejriwal. Senior lawyer Jethmalani wrote a letter to CM Kejriwal alleging that he used more objectionable and hate speech Arun Jaitley.Jethmalani has also asked Kejriwal to pay legal fees of more than Rs 2 crore in the defamation case against Kejriwal and 5 other AAP leaders. During the hearing of 10 crore defamation case against the leaders, Jethmalani had made an indecent remark against Jaitley.
Jaitley had then sought an explanation from Jethmalani whether he used the language of the hate speech on his client Kejriwal’s instructions. Kejriwal’s party Jethmalani responded in yes and after this Jaitley sued Kejriwal with another defamation case. After being caught in another defamation case, Kejriwal filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court and wrote a letter to Jethmalani that he did not give any direction to use the derogatory word against Jaitley.In his affidavit, Kejriwal said, “It is beyond comprehension that I will ask senior adviser Jethmalani to use such objectionable words. Neither I nor my counselor Anupam Srivastava had instructed Jethmalani to use such objectionable words on 17th May.
In response, Jethmalani has also decided to withdraw from this defamation case and asked Kejriwal to pay his legal fees This fee is more than 2 crore rupees. The Delhi government had earlier paid Jethmalani’s Rs 3.5 crore fees in February. Ram Jethmalani has appeared in the courts 11 times on behalf of Kejriwal. Jethmalani received Rs 1 crore retainer and a fee of Rs 22 lakh per hearing.However, the CM’s office has refused to comment on the matter. The CM office said that till now, he has not received any information regarding the withdrawal of Jethmalani’s case. Jethmalani told us in the conversation, Kejriwal had written a letter to me, I sent a reply to him. I will not disclose the conversation I have made in this letter. You can ask Kejriwal to make both papers public because I have promised him that I will not make anything public.