DDCA row: Assembly to hold special one-day session today

New Delhi : The Delhi Cabinet has approved setting up of commission of inquiry to probe the alleged irregularities in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

“Delhi Cabinet resolves to set up Commission of Enquiry on DDCA scam. Special session of assembly tomorrow to discuss DDCA scam and CBI raids on Delhi Secretariat,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

The one member Commission of Enquiry will be headed by former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium.

“Jaitley ji shouldn’t try to threaten us by filing a case against us in the court. Our fight against corruption will continue,” he added in another tweet.

Kejriwal also added that the Finance Minister should cooperate with the Commission of Enquiry and prove his innocence there.

The Chief Minister also pointed out that if so many evidences were found against any of his ministers, his party would have asked the person to resign just like in the cases of Jitender Singh Tomar and Asim Ahmed Khan.

He also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of ‘shamelessly saving Jaitley’.

Jaitley has been accused of corruption by the Delhi Government and former players including Kirti Azad and Bishan Singh Bedi during his tenure as president of DDCA till 2013.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress Party has demanded for the resignation of the Finance Minister from the union cabinet to enable an independent probe against him.

Kirti Azad had even written letter to the SHO, IP Estate, alleging that rules were flouted during Arun Jaitley’s tenure as DDCA president. Azad had even requested Delhi Police to thoroughly investigate the matter against Jaitley.

Taking cognisance of the demand of probe in the DDCA scam, Kejriwal formed a two-member committee to investigate the allegations. The Delhi government was preparing to set up a Commission of Inquiry over it when the CBI raided the Delhi Secretariat.

Kejriwal had alleged that the CBI raid was conducted to take possession of the DDCA files which were kept in his office.

Jaitley denied Kejriwal’s allegations as ‘utterly baseless’. He had earlier opposed former sports minister in the UPA government Ajay Maken’s proposal to make sports bodies like the DDCA more transparent and accountable.

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