Will treat Arvind Kejriwal as poor client, says Ram Jethmalani
New Delhi : Things are not looking good for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal just ahead of the MCD polls. Kejriwal had directed the state government to pay veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani Rs 3.8 cr for defending his case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
However, Ram Jethmalani, said that he would work for free if the AAP supremo cannot pay him his fees.
"Even now if the government doesn't pay or he can't pay, I will appear free. I will then treat him as one of my poor clients," Jethmalani told.
Jethmalani further said that he charges only the rich clients. Jethmalani has made 11 appearances so far, leading to a total of Rs 3.8 crore.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has signed off on the bills and sent them for clearance to the Lieutenant Governor, who has sought the opinion of experts on how to proceed.
Baijal's move comes after the Delhi Government's Law Department, responding to a note by Sisodia, said that L-G's permission for clearing the bills was necessary.