20 October, 2020

‘When Has Jaitley Ever Talked Of Black Money?’

The veteran lawyer minces no words when he says there is no love lost between him and fellow lawyer Arun Jaitley

Narendra Bisht
‘When Has Jaitley Ever Talked Of Black Money?’
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Hell hath no fury like a man wronged. And at 91 going on 92, Ram Jethmalani bears visible scars of a man who has been expelled by his own party, the BJP, for raising all the ‘right issues’. The veteran lawyer minces no words when he says there is no love lost between him and fellow lawyer Arun Jaitley, now the finance minister in the Narendra Modi government. Hence his open letters to Jaitley, accusing him of not being earnest enough in getting all the black money home. His dislike for Jaitley is in sharp contrast to the passion he displays while arguing for bringing home all the ill-gotten wealth stashed abroad. An admirer of Buddha, Jethmalani doesn’t let that come in the way of pleasure or contradiction. “I love my drink and occasionally catch up on films when I go abroad. Here, I hardly get the time,” he says. He has represented politicians like J. Jayalalitha, just out on bail from jail for charges of corruption. When we catch up with...

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