Senior advocate Harish Salve, who represented Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, charged only Re 1 as his fee to fight the case, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj revealed on Monday.
"Not fair. Harish Salve has charged us Re 1 as his fee for this case," Swaraj tweeted in response to a tweet by someone named Sanjeev Goyal. The man had tweeted saying any good lawyer in India would have fought Jadhav's case at the ICJ at a much lesser fee than what Salve must have charged.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 15, 2017
Goyal's tweet seems to upset Twitter users, who lashed out at him on the social networking platform. Here are some of the reactions:
— Meninazi (@I_Run_E) May 15, 2017
@SushmaSwaraj These people are not worth answering, they have this habit of not being satisfied at any cost
— (Dolli) (@desh_bhkt) May 15, 2017
— Shweta #GiveUpAMeal (@SwetaSinghSinha) May 15, 2017
Goyal later tweeted, thanking Swaraj for the "clarification".
@SushmaSwaraj Thanks for the clarification madam. Good to know he is not charging his usual fees, in this case.
— #Intolerant भारतीय (@goyalsanjeev) May 15, 2017