War of Words Between Ram Jethmalani and Arvind Kejriwal

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The famous lawyer Ram Jethmalani again attacked his former client and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He has claimed that Kejriwal himself had asked him to use derogatory words against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He has claimed that the Delhi CM had asked him to use even more abusive word than crook against Jaitley. On July 20, Jethmalani had written a letter to Kejriwal and had separated himself from fighting the case of defamation filed by Jaitley.

After Arvind Kejriwal’s statement that, he hadn’t asked his lawyer to use defamatory words against Jaitley, Jethmalani is angry. He not only wrote letter to Arvind Kejriwal on July 20 but also sent a copy to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

The lawyer said in a letter that he wrote to Kejriwal on July 20,“When Arun Jaitley filed the first suit and criminal case, you naturally sought my services. Ask your conscience how many times you used worse abuses than a mere ‘crook’. You have hundred times asked me to teach this crook a lesson.” A copy of this was later uploaded on his blog

The development comes close on the heels of the Chief Minister telling the Delhi High Court that he had not asked Jethmalani to use objectionable words against Jaitley.

In response to the application filed by Jaitely Kejriwal told the court that,“That with due respect, it is submitted that neither the answering defendant nor the counsel briefing the senior counsel gave instructions to the learned senior counsel to use the objectionable words… The answering defendant vide letter July 19, 2017 has conveyed to the senior counsel directly that no instructions to use objectionable words were ever given by him at any point of time to the learned senior counsel.”

In his application, the Union minister alleged that he was being asked scandalous questions and attempts were being made to delay the proceedings in the Rs 10 crore civil defamation suit, which he had filed against Kejriwal and five Aam Aadmi Partyleaders in 2015.

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