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Jethmalani does not deserve a reply: Arun Jaitley

Nov 27, 2012 11:53 AM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has refused to comment on the scathing criticism of him by suspended party leader Ram Jethmalani in a letter addressed toe the party's parliamentary board earlier on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, Jaitley said that Jethmalani's remark hinting at his involvement in the CBI director appointment row did not deserve any reply.

In the letter, Jethmalani said that the lawyers representing Delhi police commisioner Neeraj Kumar, who had challenged the government's decision to drop his name from the list of people whose names had been proposed for the CBI Director's post, in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) were virtually Jaitley's juniors.

"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.

The BJP has refused to take his letter seriously. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "Everyone has the right to write letters. The party did what it had to do.