Erstwhile BJP supporter and one of the top lawyers of the country Mr Ram Jethmalani has offered his services to defend Arvind Kejriwal in the defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for free.
Mr. Jethmalani said the Union Finance Minister is holding the move to clear his bills from the Delhi government as it is the government’s duty to defend the Chief Minister.
“I will certainly defend him even if he can’t pay, but he said ‘no, I want to pay, send us the bills’, so I have sent the bills. Even if the government does not support him, I will. If necessary, I will support him for his livelihood because he is a clean force compared to Arun Jaitley,” said Jethmalani.
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has kept the bills pending and sought Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar’s advice before paying ₹3.4 crore to Jethmalani.
Meanwhile, AAP leader Ashish Khetan tweeted saying the fight is between Jaitley, a “rich man” and Kejriwal, a poor person who cannot afford expensive lawyers.
“Dear @narendramodi Sir, @ArvindKejriwal & @AamAadmiParty are pennyless. Your FM is a rich man, he can afford expensive advocates. We can’t.”
“@narendramodi ji, your FM has made his money defending big ppl involved in big scams. @ArvindKejriwal all his life has defended the poor .”