Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Jethmalani has taken his criticism of his party leaders one step further.
On Tuesday morning, in a letter addressed to the BJP Parliamentary Board, the senior Supreme Court lawyer poured vitriol over not just party chief Nitin Gadkari, whom he has been pressing to resign for the past few weeks, but also Arun Jaitley, who, he alleged had a role to play in the CBI Director appointment row.
The Delhi police commisioner's (Neeraj Kumar, who was in the race for the CBI Director's post) lawyers in the Central Administrative Tribunal were virtually Jaitley's juniors, Jethmalani said in the letter. "It is very improbable that the litigation before CAT was not known to him and I presume that you have also acted on advice of Mr Arun Jaitely," Jethmalani added.
In a scathing attack, Jethmalani said that the BJP's decision to suspend him would not have any effect on him as "my standing in the profession of law and the field of politics as well as the affection and respect that I enjoy from sections of the people of India does not depend on my membership of Parliament".
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