No clean chit given in DDCA probe, won’t apologise to Jaitley: Kejriwal

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December 28, 2015

NEW DELHI – Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday morning reignited the heated war of words with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when he tweeted that no clean chit was given to finance minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA probe.

December 28, 2015

NEW DELHI – Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday morning reignited the heated war of words with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when he tweeted that no clean chit was given to finance minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA probe.

“BJP almost begging me for an apology. Sorry. I won’t oblige them. Let Jaitley ji be cross-examined in defamation cases. Let truth prevail,” Kejriwal posted, adding that the Delhi government probe had not cleared Jaitley.

“That report confirmed several instances of wrongdoings but did not fix responsibility. It didn’t mention anyone’s name and recommended Enquiry Commission to fix responsibility, which we have done now,” Kejriwal said on the micro-blogging site.

An angry BJP had come out all guns blazing on Sunday and demanded that Kejriwal apologise before the public and Arun Jaitley for linking the finance minister to alleged irregularities in the city’s cricket body.

BJP spokesperson MJ Akbar said Kejriwal should also admit his fault in court — where he faces civil and criminal defamation suits filed by Jaitley – and pointed out the report of a city government-appointed panel probing the allegations had no mention of the finance minister.

Minutes later, the AAP fired back in an apparent tit-for-tat response as Kejriwal questioned an apparent fear of facing a probe, insisting on Twitter that “AAP takes strong n swift action on credible evidence.”

HT reported on Friday that the report submitted by a three-member panel set up by the AAP government to investigate corruption claims in the Delhi and District Cricket Association had no mention of Jaitley, who headed the body for over a decade.

The 237-page report pointed out several alleged irregularities but the finance minister’s name didn’t figure anywhere, dampening the AAP’s sustained propaganda against the senior BJP leader.


Courtesy: HT