- Arvind Kejriwal was asked to clarify if he lied about calling Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley a crook
- The Chief Minister is now supposed to offer his defense to the Delhi High Court
- Jethmalani says that the Chief Minister owes him two crores for his appearances
New Delhi, Aug 23, 2017: Aam Admi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal was asked to clarify if he lied in court by pretending that he did not ask for abusive language to be used against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, mentioned NDTV report.
Previously, Kejriwal stated in the court that he had not instructed his former counsel Ram Jethmalani to use “crook” to describe the union minister in court. But Jethmalani claims that the Chief Minister used harshly insulting words to attack Jaitley.
In 2015, Jaitley sued Kejriwal and five top leaders of his Aam Aadmi Party for defamation after they accused him of corruption during his 13-year tenure as the top boss of the DDCA, the powerful cricket association that handles Delhi and its surrounding areas. In two separate cases – criminal and civil – Jaitley has sought damages of 10 crores.
During court the proceedings last month, Jaitley complained to Jethmalani’s language and said ‘Kejriwal’s team is delaying hearings in the Delhi High Court.’
The court asked Kejriwal to abstain from “scandalous” and “indecent language.”
After the Chief Minister said that he had not approved the abusive words, the lawyer riposted in a blog: “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.”
Jethmalani says that the Chief Minister owes him two crores for his appearances. It seems that, in his new enmity with Kejriwal, he has become an indirect ally of Jaitley.