Suspended BJP MP Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday rued his foray into politics and took a dig at politicians saying when one of them drowns in a river, "it's pollution and when all of them do it's the solution".
"Politicians are not going to solve the problems of the world. Politicians are a class to which I plead guilty...My only extenuating circumstance is that I am more of a lawyer and very much less of a politician and I am not, therefore, a successful politician in the normal sense of the word," Jethmalani said.
The senior jurist, however, refused to answer queries posed on recent controversy BJP over his demand for the resignation of BJP President Nitin Gadkari and defending, at variance with the party's stand, the appointment of Ranjit Sinha as CBI Director.
BJP has suspended Jethmalani from the party and asked him to respond to a show cause notice within 10 days as he would not be expelled from the party on charges of indiscipline and anti-party activities.
Speaking at a function, organised by the National Bar Association of India to celebrate the Law Day, the senior lawyer shared a joke saying "if a politician drowns in a river, it is a case of pollution and if all of them drown, then it is the solution."
Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Rana Bhagwandas also spoke at the function and thanked Pakistan establishment for making him the head of the judiciary there.