Row over Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's legal bill continues. Today BJP fielded HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on the issue of proposal of Delhi government to foot the legal bill of Kejriwal running into crore to his lawyer Ram Jethmalani.
Prakash Javadekar hit out at the Delhi CM and said that it is wrong for the Delhi government to foot the bill of a personal, civil and criminal case which has been filed by Arun Jaitley. This was an attempt on the part of Arvind Kejriwal to defame Jaitley and his family so why will the government pay the bill and whatever the bill is should be paid by Kejriwal from his own pocket.
Attacking Delhi CM, Javadekar said that this is not a case on Delhi government but a personal case against Kejriwal. Arun Jaitley is the finance minister of India but he is paying his legal fees from his own pocket. It is the habit of Arvind Kejriwal to level charges against people and then run away.
There are seven cases of defamation against Arvind Kejriwal and if its fees comes to Rs 100 crore then will the Delhi public pay this money as well? AAP is busy looting the public money in this fashion. They don't have money to fight against dengue, they dont have money to clean Delhi but when it comes to paying Rs 4 crore to defend himself as an individual then he has all the resources. By paying the public money for his private case he is fooling the public.
Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has hit back at the BJP and said that all this is part of a larger conspiracy. He said, "This case has been going on for the last one and a half years. But it has been raised now as the government wants to deflect the EVM issue but we will keep on fighting it."
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