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BJP leaders in Gujarat unhappy over Jaitley defending Ketan Parekh

Ahmedabad, May 21: Gujarat BJP leaders have expressed unhappiness over party national vice-president and eminent lawyer Arun Jaitley appearing in the Supreme Court on behalf of Ketan Parekh, the prime accused in the Madhavpura Mercantile Cooperative Bank (MMCB) scam, party sources said here today.

Ahmedabad, May 21: Gujarat BJP leaders have expressed unhappiness over party national vice-president and eminent lawyer Arun Jaitley appearing in the Supreme Court on behalf of Ketan Parekh, the prime accused in the Madhavpura Mercantile Cooperative Bank (MMCB) scam, party sources said here today.
Senior Gujarat BJP leaders have also made a representation to the party president L K Advani urging him to tell Jaitley to keep away from `defending' Parekh as it was hurting the sentiments of Gujaratis, sources said.

Jaitley should refrain from appearing on behalf of Parekh as he had cheated the people of Gujarat and defaulted the bank off Rs 1200 crore, senior state BJP leader A K Patel told news agencies.

The apex court had recently released Parekh on a conditional bail sought by Jaitley.

Bureau Report

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