DDCA row: Ram Jethmalani to represent Arvind Kejriwal in defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley

In a major development in defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley over DDCA row, eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani has agreed to represent Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2015, 20:54 PM IST
DDCA row: Ram Jethmalani to represent Arvind Kejriwal in defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: In a major development in defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley over DDCA row, eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani has agreed to represent Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Now, Ram Jethmalani will appear before court for the Delhi CM and argue against the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

In 2010, Jethmalani was elected to Rajya Sabha on BJP ticket from Rajasthan.  In May 2013, BJP expelled Jethmalani from the party for 6 years for having made anti-party statements

Earlier, on Monday, Arun Jaitley had filed both civil and criminal defamation cases against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for allegedly defaming him and sought Rs 10 crores in damages and their prosecution for offences that entails a punishment of upto two years in jail.

A week after a CBI raid on the Chief Minister's secretariat against his principal secretary that triggered allegations by AAP against Jaitley in the affairs of the Delhi's cricket body DDCA, the minister took the legal recourse saying the AAP leaders' "malicious and defamatory" campaign was causing irreversible damage to him.

The others who have been named in both the petitions are Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai.