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AAP accuses Jaitley of corruption, DDCA gives him a clean chit
Today at a press conference in New Delhi the Aam Aadmi party accused Finance Minster Arun Jaitley of corruption in the DDCA, while the Delhi's cricket body was headed by him between 1999 to 2013.

The Aam Aadmi Party has also alleged that the CBI raided the office of Rajender Kumar, principal secretary of Arvind Kejriwal to cover up the DDCA scam. The party has alleged that CBI wanted the DDCA file lying in the office of the Delhi CM. 

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas at the press conference said, "This scam was about siphoning off money by creating fake companies between 1999 and 2013 and one year after that. This went on for 15 years."

When we tried to raise this with the Anti-Corruption Branch, it was taken away from us. The Chief Minister's office was raided. His daily diary was taken up," he added further.

">Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that CBI had come looking for the files related to DDCA (Delhi District Cricket Association) in his office on Tuesday. He said that the CBI wanted to seize the files to help Mr Jaitley, but did not take them away as he had already highlighted the issue in the media.

The government has come out in defence of Mr Jaitley, and he himself has rubbished the allegations leveled by Mr Kejriwal.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, "Their strategy revolves around spit and run."

In response to the allegations of the Aam Aadmi Party, DDCA later today through its working president Chetan Chauhan dubbed all allegations against Mr Jaitley as "absolutely rubbish" at a press conference.

Chauhan said, "Some allegations have been raised against DDCA and it needs clarification as everyone is stating their point. First thing is allegation on irregularities on stadium construction. Stadium is made of Rs 141 crore,"

The reason for escalated cost was because capacity earlier was 26,000. But we demolished and then we renovated. It is recorded in ROC. It was given to EPIL, so I absolutely rubbish the charges," he said.

I rubbish the allegations against ex president (Jaitley). I would like to thank Jaitley ji for taking care of renovation and making this state-of-the-art stadium," he further added.

On being asked why Jaitley was being given a clean chit by DDCA Chauhan said, "No embezzlement took place during Jaitley's tenure. You can check SFIO report. There were only procedural lapses and we have compounded (paid fine) for those lapses. There are no criminal cases during his period as president. Had there been anything SFIO would have taken action,"

Also in 2012, the government was different and enquiry completed in the tenure of the previous government and all the irregularities were taken care of. So Mr Jaitley was not in power at that time," said Chauhan.

Education Minister Smriti Irani too addressed the media today and said that there was no substance in the allegations of AAP. She said that the UPS government constituted SFIO report stated in 2013 that there were no charges found against Mr Jaitley. She said that BJP resolutely stands behind Jaitley ji and condemns malicious attempt by AAP to deflect public attention from a corrupt officer.

Mr Jaitley today rubbished the allegations leveled by AAP through his blog post titled "Falsehood as Free Speech" on Facebook.

Here is what Mr Jaitley wrote:

FALSEHOOD AS FREE SPEECHFree speech is unquestionably a pre-eminent Fundamental Right, but does free speech include...

Posted by Arun Jaitley on 17 December 2015

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