Won’t apologise to Jaitley: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he will not apologise to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the DDCA row, and added that the Bharatiya Janata Party was “begging” for it.
“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,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Earlier on Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party sought an apology from Kejriwal, saying that Jaitley was not named in the report of the committee appointed by his government to probe alleged financial irregularities in the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA).
“No clean chit ever given by any Delhi government probe. That report confirmed several instances of wrong-doings but did not fix responsibility,” Kejriwal said.
“It didn’t mention anyone’s name and recommended (an) enquiry commission to fix responsibility, which we have done now.”
Earlier in the day, former solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam agreed to chair the Commission of Inquiry to probe alleged financial irregularities in Delhi’s cricket body.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that although the report on the DDCA did not name anyone, it certainly did not give a clean cheat to Jaitley who headed the board for over 13 years till 2013.
“The report has not named anyone in the corruption in DDCA. Then who has done corruption, ghosts,” Sisodia asked.
An atmosphere was being created that Jaitley has been given clean cheat in the matter but the fact is that the commission of inquiry has not even started the probe, he said.