Rs 20 crore and counting defamation case on Arvind Kejriwal by Arun Jaitley
New Delhi: The Finance of India Arun Jaitley has today given another jolt to Arvind Kejriwal when he filed a fresh Rs 10 crore suit against the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal. The latest defamation is just because of the bad mouth of senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who used the word crook for Jaitley last week.
This case is a top up to the already ongoing case going on against Arvind Kejriwal by the finance minister of India. There are additional cases going on five other Aam Aadmi Party leaders for accusing Arun Jaitley of financial bungling in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Arun Jaitley has sought Rs 10 crore damages in his in his civil defamation suit.
Now a total of 20 Crore case is running against Kejriwal by Jaitley.
List of other defamation cases on Arvind Kejriwal
The big question is who is going to pay these bills if Arvind Kejriwal loses the battle to Jaitley
Earlier Arvind Kejriwal created a controversy when there were reports of the Delhi government surfaced for the bills to be paid by the Delhi government. The Lawyer sent a huge bill of 3.8 crore to the vocal leader Arvind Kejriwal for representing him in the Arun Jaitley case.
The opposition parties went out all vocal against the Delhi CM, but the Delhi CM Kejriwal maintained that the fight was not private but a public. Arvind Kejriwal even while addressing a rally earlier for the MCD elections had “It is case of corruption, should I pay Ram Jethmalani from my pocket”
Arun Jaitley Defamation case against Kejriwal
Back in December, 2015, The Delhi high court identified the issues in the civil defamation case filed by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five AAP leaders on which it will be hearing arguments from both sides.
The court framed the issues despite the Aam Aadmi Party chief and his colleagues denying they had made defamatory statements against the finance minister.
In his suit, Jaitley has sought Rs 10 crore in damages from Kejriwal and the others for their allegations of irregularities and financial bungling in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) when he was its president for 13 years till 2013. The BJP leader, who has denied the charges, has also filed a criminal defamation complaint in a city court on the same matter while the DDCA, too, has moved court against Kejriwal.
Kejriwal’s counsel submitted that whatever was said against Jaitley was in public domain and the CM had not said anything on his own. The other AAP leaders named in the suit are Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai.