Jethmalani quits as Kejriwal’s counsel, seeks Rs 2 crore fee

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member and advocate Ram Jethmalani has quit as Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer in the defamation cases filed against him by Union minister Arun Jaitley, according to media reports.

The Times of India reported that Jethmalani has asked Kejriwal to settle his legal bills, amounting to more than Rs 2 crore.

In April, Ram Jethmalani offered to fight the defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal pro bono. Jethmalani had said, “I charge only the rich but for poor, I work for free. All this is instigated by Jaitley who is afraid of my cross-examination. Even now, if Delhi government does not pay or he cannot pay, I will appear for free. I will treat Kejriwal as one of my poor clients.”