I’ve quit the case of ‘liar’ Arvind Kejriwal: Jethmalani on DDCA defamation suits

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New Delhi: Announcing that he has quit as the counsel of Arvind Kejriwal in the civil defamation suits filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Senior Supreme Court lawyer Ram Jethmalani on July 26 accused the Delhi Chief Minister of blatantly lying to him.
Speaking to ANI, Jethmalani said, “The reason behind it is he (Kejriwal) has spoken a lie. He has gone and said that I have not given any instructions, but fact is he did and I have them recorded. I’m not disappointed at all; I did all that I could do. If he does not pay me I don’t mind, because I have fought for many for free. It does not make a difference if I lose one”.
Expressing his anger over the issue, Jethmalani further stated that if Kejriwal can’t pay bills then he will appear for him and treat him as a ‘poor client’.
“Kejriwal does not want a lawyer so why should I fight for him. The case is not pending but I have decided that I’m no longer going to work with him,” Jethmalani said.
Jethmalani’s decision came after the Aam Aadmi Party Chief told the Delhi High Court that there was no instruction from him to his counsel to use objectionable remarks against Arun Jaitley in the defamation case filed by the Union Minister

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