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‘I cannot answer ‘vague’ charges: Jaitley

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New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday reacted sharply to AAP and Congress’ demands for his resignation over alleged “gross financial irregularities” in Delhi’s cricket body DDCA during his tenure, saying he cannot answer “vague” charges by the two parties which are trying to deflect the issue of corruption.

“They can tell me what is the specific issue I can answer it. I can’t answer a vague allegation without any basis.

“Secondly a state government and a party which is the dock for having supported corruption and having interfered in an investigation in this manner can’t really deflect the issue without any basis,” Jailtey said.

Congress and AAP are demanding Jaitley’s resignation over alleged “gross financial irregularities” in Delhi’s cricket body DDCA when he headed it from 1999 to 2013.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had yesterday indicated that he proposed to order a Commission of Inquiry into the report of the committee set up by his government to go into the DDCA affairs which implicated Jaitley.

His party AAP, which is at loggerheads with the Centre over yesterday’s raid on the Chief Minister’s secretariat, also stepped up the attack on Jaitley and Jaitley’s demanded immediate resignation to ensure a free and fair probe into allegations of corruption in DDCA.

PTI