DDCA: Can’t answer vague allegation without any basis, says Jaitley

Reacting to demands by the Congress Party and theAam Aadmi Party for his resignation over the alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said he could answer specific issue, but he could not answer “vague allegation” without any basis.

“If they tell me what is the specific issue, I can answer it, but I can’t answer vague allegation without any basis,” he said.

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

In separate press conferences here, both the Congress and AAP demanded Jaitley’s resignation for a fair and impartial inquiry into the DDCA irregularities.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken, said “The DDCA irregularity is a very serious matter, and thus, serious examination should be done and serious action should be taken. The DDCA issue should not be diluted, and should not be marred into political controversy as grave irregularities have been committed.”

Demanding Jaitley’s resignation, he said: “As long as Mr. Jaitley is the Finance Minister, and is the minister in-charge of corporate law affairs, how can you expect a fair trial to take place under his finance ministership?”

Demanding his “resignation for a fair and impartial probe”, AAP Core Committee member Sanjay Singh told repoters: “Tomorrow (on Thursday), the AAP will divulge details of the DDCAirregularities, which will enable you to draw a complete picture of irregularities.” (ANI)