Distinguished lawyer Ram Jethmalani ended his seven-decade-long career as he announced his retirement at a function organised by the Bar Council of India to felicitate new Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Misra on Saturday.
Jethmalani, who will turn 95 next week said, "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".
Terming the present status of governance as 'calamity' he asserted, "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.
(With PTI inputs)