New Delhi : Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said as the Aam Aadmi Party Government has been exposed by the Transparency International, and is trying to counter blast Jaitley on the issue of an alleged scam in the Delhi District and Cricket Association (DDCA).
“The entire allegation against Arun Jaitley is absolutely baseless and motivated. The integrity of Arun Jaitley is too well-known in the entire world.
The fact remains that because Arvind Kejriwal and his government today is cornered, as the manner in which they sought to give shelter to Rajender Kumar… therefore, it is a counterblast,” Prasad told media here.
“Transparency International has publicly claimed it had warned the government ‘please have a proper enquiry about the antecedents of this officer’.
Therefore, a government which came from an anti-corruption crusade is trying to shelter an official under cloud. Because they have been caught and there is no evidence, therefore they counterblast against Arun Jaitley,” he added.
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has rejected the allegations of irregularities against Arun Jaitley, and said that such charges were absolutely rubbish.
“Some allegations have been raised against the DDCA and it needs clarification as everyone is stating their point.
First thing is allegation of irregularities on stadium construction. Stadium is made of Rs. 141 crores,” DDCA working president Chetan Chauhan told the press conference.
Reacting to demands by the Congress Party and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for his resignation, Jaitley 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.