Sunday, December 27, 2015

Jaitley running away from probe, misinterpreting report: AAP

NEW DELHI: Continuing its attack on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the AAP Sunday accused him of "running away" from probe and challenged him to face an inquiry by an independent agency into charges of corruption in Delhi's cricket body, DDCA.

The party also said Jaitley and BJP are "misinterpreting" the findings of the three-member committee, constituted by the Delhi government to look into the charges of corruption in Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA), and trying to project that the report gives Jaitley a clean chit.

The AAP also asked why there was no demand for a probe into the matter from the government or the BJP when it claimed that Jaitely was innocent.

"Interesting to see how some media houses are desperately trying to prove Jaitley ji innocent. Why is Jaitley ji afraid of facing enquiry? That's the difference between BJP and AAP. AAP takes strong and swift action on credible evidence. BJP defends corruption and runs away from investigation," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

Earlier in the day, the BJP demanded a "public apology" from Kejriwal for levelling allegations against Jaitley regarding Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA), saying a report of the city government has found no evidence against the Finance Minister.

The AAP also fielded Ashutosh, Deepak Bajpai -- one of the leaders sued by Jaitley for defamation -- to counter the BJP's claims.

"If BJP is so confident that he is clean then why is it running away from investigation? They should take it to a logical conclusion. Why is Jaitley running away from enquiry and investigation? Even the PM has said you should follow Advani and resign till he comes out clean. He should come forward and present an example before the nation. Earlier they rubbished the committee report, but now they are considering it as a sacred book.

"The report also states that there should be a Commission of Inquiry into the matter. A whistleblower had alerted the Delhi government well in advance that the formation of the Commission will be scuttled through the Lt Governor," Ashutosh claimed.

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