'Jethmalani defended killers of Indira, Rajiv in court': Digvijay Singh
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday launched a frontal attack on Ram Jethmalani over reports of a Madhya Pradesh seer announcing a reward of Rs. five lakh for anyone who spits on the noted criminal lawyer's face, saying the latter is an individual who has defended the killers of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi in court.
Singh said Jethmalani's remark on Lord Ram is condemnable.
"It is better you understand who is Ram Jethmalani. Ram Jethmalani's remark on Lord Ram is condemnable. He defended the killers of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi in court. He defended Kasab and Afzal Guru. So, what do we expect from such a person," said Singh.
"He is now special to Narendra Modi, but Narendra Modi should come to the fore and tell whether he is in tune with his (Jethmalani's) statement or not," he added, while pulling up Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Mahamandleshwar Swami Shyamdas Maharaj, a local religious leader in Jabalpur, has announced a reward of Rs. 5 lakh for anyone, who spits on Jethmalani's face for describing Lord Ram as a bad husband.
Jethmalani had earlier on Thursday referred to Lord Ram, the protagonist in the epic ''Ramayana'', as a bad husband for sending his wife Sita to exile for no specific reason.
"Ram was a bad husband. I don''t like him at all. Just because some fisherman said something, he sent that poor woman (Sita) to vanvaas (exile). Lakshman was even worse. When Sita was abducted, Ram asked him to go find her as she was abducted under his watch. Lakshman simply excused himself saying she was his sister-in-law and he never looked at her face, so he wouldn''t be able to identify her," he said at a book release function here.