[Day 2] Clash Of The Titans: Jaitley Vs Jethmalani
By Team Legistify / 2017-03-09

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In a courtroom that was packed ten times in its capacity, lawyers, interns and journalists on Tuesday watched the second round of Ram Jethmalani’s cross-examination of Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley.The court was hearing a civil defamation suit filed by Jaitley against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi High Court.

Of course, with the events of day 1 going viral (senior lawyer and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi tweeted about it and said it cannot be missed for a student of law), no surprises that the crowd swelled on day 2.

Ram Jethmalani’s request for a seating arrangement for him was not heeded to. The nonagenarian once again stood for over three hours to finish the cross examination and the procedure will continue on May 15.

As if yesterday he was mere testing the waters, Jethmalani asked several questions which were not allowed by either the judge or were objected to by the plaintiff’s lawyer.

Today, the questions were more direct and touched upon Jaitley’s public life and his image. On his part, Jaitley volunteered to answer some questions at length, offering explanations like when he was asked whether he knew cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi.
Here are some of the inflammatory questions:

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