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Ram Jethmalani retires as advocate at 94, now wishes to combat corrupt politicians

Ram Jethmalani said he wishes to take on a new role of combating corrupt politicians after retirement.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2017 22:46 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Ram Jethmalani,Advocate Ram Jethmalani,Jurist Ram Jethmalani
Ram Jethmalani announced his retirement after being in the profession for over seven decades.(HT File Photo)

Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani on Saturday alleged that the present NDA government has “let down” the nation like the previous UPA dispensation.

Jethmalani, 94, who also announced his retirement as an advocate after being in the profession for over seven decades, termed as “calamity” the present status of governance and said he would continue to fight corrupt politicians.

“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.

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.

“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.

First Published: Sep 09, 2017 22:19 IST