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More trouble for Kejriwal as Ram Jethmalani refuses to represent him in defamation case
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's counsel, eminent senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani will no longer be representing him in the civil defamation case filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley against Kejriwal in the Delhi High Court, according to media reports.

A civil defamation case for Rs 10 crore had been filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley against Arvind Kejriwal and few other AAP members for the Delhi CM's counsel (Jethmalani) using an objectionable word while cross-examining the minister.

Meanwhile, Jethmalani has justified his decision by saying that Kejriwal had lied in court by sayingthat he had not directed him (Jethmalani) to use the word 'crook' while cross-examining Jaitley.

He said, "The reason behind this is that he has spoken a lie. He has gone and said that he has not given me any instructions. He had given me instructions, I had recorded it… I have told him that I am no longer appearing. He doesn't want a lawyer now, probably will settle with Arun Jaitley."

As per the report, Jethmalani has also asked Kejriwal to settle his dues amounting to Rs 2 Crore in legal fee, for which a letter has been sent to the Delhi CM.

However, while speaking to the media Jethmalani said, "Nahi dega, toh nahi dega (If he doesn't pay, he doesn't pay), I work for thousands of people for free."

On the other hand, as per reports, in an alleged letter to the Delhi CM, Jethmalani has accused Kejriwal of using even more offensive language against Jaitley during private discussions on this case.

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