Won’t charge Kejriwal if he can’t pay: Jethmalani

New Delhi,  Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday said he will waive off legal fees from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal if he can’t pay to fight a defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Jethmalani spoke to the media after Kejriwal reportedly wrote to the Delhi government to foot a Rs 3.4 crore bill from Jethmalani.

“I charge only the rich but for the poor I work for free. If the (Delhi) government doesn’t pay or he (Kejriwal) can’t pay, I will appear for free. (I) will treat him as one of my poor clients,” Jethmalani said.

He accused Jaitley of instigating all this because the minister was “afraid of my cross-examination”