21/12/2015 10:01 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 7:49 PM IST

Ram Jethmalani To Defend Arvind Kejriwal In Defamation Case

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - AUGUST 23: Senior lawyer and BJP MP Ram Jethmalani addresses during a press conference, criticized the leaders from the government as well as other political parties, for referring to the Kashmir based groups leaders as separatists, at his residence on August 23, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Jethmalani said that it was gross misunderstanding to call Hurriyat leaders as separatists. In a sharp attack on the ruling government for not allowing the Pakistan High Commissioner to India to engage in talks with Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Even as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley filed a defamation suit against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some of his party colleagues on Monday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government would be pitching no other than former BJP law minister Ram Jethmalani to contest Jaitley's claim.

Well placed sources with the Delhi Government told ANI that veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani would be appearing for Chief Minister Kejriwal.

Earlier in the day, the Finance Minister filed a civil defamation suit of Rs 10 crores against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders in the Delhi High Court.

The Patiala House court on Monday set January 5 as the next date of hearing for the criminal defamation case filed by Jaitley against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders.

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