Delhi: A day after BJP demanded a public apology from Arvind Kejriwal for levelling allegations of irregularities against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Delhi Chief Minister on Monday said that the BJP is almost begging him for an apology.
Referring to the report of the probe ordered by the Delhi government into affairs of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), BJP on Sunday said that the report does not name Jaitley and the Delhi Chief Minister should publicly apologise to Jaitley.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, Kejriwal tweeted, “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”
“No clean chit ever given by any Delhi government probe. That report confirmed several instances of wrong doings but did not fix responsibility,” he added.
Kejriwal further said, “It (the report) didn’t mention ANYONE’s name n recommended Enquiry Commission to fix responsibility, which we have done now.”
The AAP has also accused Jaitley of “running away” from a probe and challenged him to face an inquiry by an independent agency into charges of corruption in DDCA.
The 237-page report by a three-member committee headed by Principal Secretary in Vigilance Department Chetan Sanghi has said that considering the “large number of allegations against DDCA”, the cricket body should be immediately suspended by the BCCI.
Without any mention of Jaitley anywhere in the report, the committee made a host of observations about alleged irregularities by DDCA which include construction of the corporate boxes without prior approval of the authorities and complaints of forgery in age-verification certificates.