It’s tough to be an lawyer, it’s to be a politician. Now imagine being a lawyer who has to defend his client in the court, and then attack the very same man as a politician outside. Well, that’s the story of congressman Kapil Sibal.
This morning, Kapil Sibal appeared in the Supreme Court to represent in a contempt of court case filed against the capitalist by Ericsson India. Ericsson India is contending that Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communication (RCom), which recently filed for bankruptcy, violated Supreme Court orders by not clearing its dues.
But before the business of Supreme Court began, Sibal the politician had to attack his own client over the alleged Rafale scam. “It seems Airbus, French Government, Anil Ambani all knew that the PM will sign an MOU on his visit to France between 9th and 11th April, 2015,” Sibal said in a tweet.
Two hats, too many arguments.
— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) February 12, 2019
Along with the tweet was a letter purportedly written by an executive of the European aerospace company Airbus. The email is being used by Congress as proof that Anil Ambani knew that India was going to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to buy Rafale jets before the MoU was formally acknowledged or announcement. (Read more about the new Rafale email controversy here.)
Meanwhile, the Congress leader had to witness intense trolling from the twitterati due to his dual roles.
When Anil Ambani’s lawyer Kapil Sibal is attacking Anil Ambani then we must believe him!
— Liberal Of New Delhi (@LiberalsOfDelhi) February 12, 2019
Mr Kapil Sibal lives the Grand Life, take massive money from Anil Ambani to defend him in SC as his lawyer.
Then in public attack Anil Ambani as a politician, make massive gains in Congress.
— Ishkaran Singh Bhandari (@Ish_Bhandari) February 12, 2019
While you attack A Ambani, your top lawyer defends him, I mean Kapil Sibal. Are you NOT a big hypocrite? Money to be made, whichever way it happens. Your dirty tactics ensure that. But then that is what one parivaar power for decades does – kills democracy. @sambitswaraj
— awarabadal (@awarabadal2525) February 12, 2019
Kapil Sibal appeared as lawyer in Court for Anil Ambani today, also attacked him outside Court today.
Imagine if one day he mixes up his statements and stands in Court and says- Judge saab, mera client chor hai!!!
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) February 12, 2019
One Twitter user helpfully pointed out that perhaps Kapil Sibal could keep the political separate from the professional.
One is professional another one is Political
— MANORANJAN KUMAR JHA (@mjthefire) February 12, 2019