Ram Jethmalani retires: Lawyer fires parting shots at NDA, says it has 'let down' nation just like UPA

Ram Jethmalani on Saturday alleged that the present NDA government has 'let down' the nation like the previous UPA dispensation

PTI September 10, 2017 09:18:51 IST
Ram Jethmalani retires: Lawyer fires parting shots at NDA, says it has 'let down' nation just like UPA

New Delhi: Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani, 94 on Saturday announced  his retirement from over seven-decade-long career as advocate. He referred to the present status of governance as "calamity and said he would continue to fight corrupt politicians.

Ram Jethmalani retires Lawyer fires parting shots at NDA says it has let down nation just like UPA

A file image of Ram Jethmalani. Reuters

"I am here just to tell you I am retiring from the profession but I am taking on a new role as long as I am alive. I wish to combat the corrupt politicians that have been brought into the position of power and I hope the condition of India will take good shape," Jethmalani said.

Jethmalani alleged that the present NDA government has "let down" the nation like the previous UPA dispensation.

He was speaking at a function organised by apex bar body, the Bar Council of India, to felicitate new Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra.

"The country is not in a good shape. The previous and the current governments, both have let down the nation very badly. "It is the duty of the members of the bar and all good citizens to rise to this great calamity," he said adding that they should do their best to see that those in positions of power are shown the exit door as soon as possible.

 

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