Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday filed civil defamation case in his personal capacity against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some other AAP leaders over charges of irregularities in DDCA.
Jaitley accused AAP leaders of issuing false and defamatory statements against him and his family members.
On the other hand, the Delhi Government has announced setting up of the inquiry commission under chairmanship of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium to probe alleged irregularities including in the capital’s cricket body, the Delhi and District Cricket Association.
The decision came amid bitter round of allegation and counter allegations between AAP and BJP following CBI raids at the office of the Principal Secretary to Delhi’s Chief Minister, Rajendra Kumar on December 16.
Meanwhile, DDCA has denied allegations raised by Kirti Azad. Reacting to Azad’s charges, DDCA President has said, no company bill mentioned in the sting exists in the cricket body’s transaction records.
Meanwhile, Jaitley on Monday lashed out at the opposition in the Lok Sabha for creating a ruckus in the Parliament on DDCA issue.
The minister termed the charges leveled against him as completely baseless. He said that the contracts for building the stadium were awarded through tendering process and the stadium has been built to accommodate 42,000 people at a cost of Rs 114 crore.
He also said that the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has accepted the expenditure by DDCA on building new stadium and found nothing wrong.
Coming out in support of Jaitley on DDCA issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has said that Jaitley has not been president of DDCA since 2013. He is known in the entire country for his impeccable honesty and integrity.
Meanwhile, the BJP is firmly behind the finance minister. Party spokespersons demolished the claims and allegations of the AAP leaders, party president Amit Shah also came forward to rubbish the charges against the finance minister.