Why should we foot the bill?Arun Jaitley was the President of DDCA from 1999 to 2013. He was the President of the Cricket Association in his personal capacity. A resident of Delhi named Mr. Arvind Kejriwal made some allegedly intemperate comments on the former DDCA President, Mr. Jaitley, in 2015. Mr. Jaitley filed a defamation case in his personal capacity against the said person, i.e., Mr. Kejriwal.
The defamation case (Arun Jaitley Vs. Arvind Kejriwal & Othrs.) is presently being heard by the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi. Mr. Kejriwal appointed Mr. Ram Jethmalani as his counsel in this case. Now Mr. Jethmalani has sumitted a bill of Rs. 3.42 crores (Rs. 1 crores as retainer+Rs. 11 lakh per hearing for 22 hearings) to Mr. Kejriwal.
Now Mr. Kejriwal happens to be the Chief Minister of Delhi. He is trying to make the tax-payers of Delhi to foot the bill of Rs. 3.42 crores. Now, my question is: Why should we, the tax-payers of Delhi, foot the personal expenditure of Mr. Kejriwal? Did he make the alleged intemperate comment against Mr. Jaitley consulting us? Isn't he fighting the defamation case in his personal capacity?