Sorabjee remembers Jaitley as accessible lawyer Minister

first_imgNew Delhi : Former attorney general Soli Sorabjee on Saturday mourned the death of former Union minister Arun Jaitley, and described him as a very honourable as well as easily accessible lawyer and minister. Sorabjee, a senior advocate, remembered Jaitley as a rare kind of politician who was a combination of integrity and ability. “He always thought of consensus and made efforts to win over the people across the spectrum. He was a rare kind of politician. He never had any bitterness for anybody,” Sorabjee said. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us The former attorney general said that Jaitley was easily accessible, not only when he was a lawyer but even after becoming a minister. Jaitley, who was a senior advocate, had a thumping practice as a lawyer in the courts, especially the Delhi High Court, before he was made minister in the BJP government. Sorabjee said Jaitley never undermined the judiciary and even when he would lose any case, he would never criticize the court. Recalling an incident, Sorabjee said that Jaitley was offered the post of solicitor general when V P Singh was the prime minister, but he had turned down the offer saying he did not have any experience. “Such was his stature that he refused the offer, which others would have grabbed,” Sorabjee said.last_img