New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to find himself at the centre…
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday hit out at the Central government for not allowing a probe into the alleged Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) scam, and demanded Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s resignation.
Addressing a press conference at the Constitution Club, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas alleged that the main objective of CBI raid at Delhi Secretariat and taking control of ACB was to prevent alleged graft in DDCA during Arun Jaitley’s tenure coming to light.
“DDCA had a budget of Rs 24 crore but additional Rs 90 crore was also spent,” claimed party spokesperson Raghav Chadha.
He further stated that payments were made to companies and five companies are involved in DDCA scam, for which the work was already done.
“Money was taken out of DDCA through fake firms and huge payments have been made by DDCA,” he said.
Stating that without permission bills were passed, he added, “Only the children of the rich & famous can play in DDCA, not that of the common man.”
Further demanding finance minister’s resignation, Chadda said, “Jaitley must resign to ensure fair probe by agencies some of which are under Finance Ministry.”
Meanwhile, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Aam Aadmi Party Government has been exposed by the Transparency International, and is hence trying to slam Jaitley on the issue of an alleged scam in the Delhi District and Cricket Association (DDCA).
The Centre has backed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying he won’t be resigning from his post, and added that there won’t be any Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe against him, after the Congress Party alleged financial irregularities in the DDCA during his tenure as president of that sports body.
“The entire allegation against Arun Jaitley is absolutely baseless and motivated.