[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he Aam Admi Party has posed five more questions to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley even as it slammed the BJP for misleading the country over DDCA scam. Delhi State AAP Convenor Dilip Pandey said, Jaitley has been telling lies right from the beginning and giving bizarre explanations. “We put forth five more question from him and expect straight forward answers to these questions,” he said.
Following are the five questions to Jaitley:
There is an on-going CBI inquiry in the DDCA scam. You were DDCA President for 14 years and this scam took place when you were at the help of affairs of the DDCA. How can you claim to have been given a clean chit, when the PE is conducted by the CBI?
DDCA Fact Finding Report, Internal Audit Report, SFIO report, two-judges committee report; all point towards major corruption in the DDCA. Mr. Jaitely, when you were President of the DDCA, fictitious companies were floated, crores of rupees were paid to those companies, agarbatti sellers lent their expertise to make your world-class stadium, how can you plead innocence?
Mr. Jaitley, in the Annual General Meeting of the DDCA in the year 2011-12, you are seen saying, “I am duty bound to defend my office bearers if criminal cases are lodged against them.” Mr. jaitley, is it not a clear case of connivance?
Mr. Jaitley, you have been Law Minister of the country and currently you are Finance Minister. You know it only too well that the mandate of the Chetan Sanghi Committee was to recommend further action in the matter, not fixing responsibilities. Why you and your party are spreading rumour about your exoneration?
Mr. Jaitley, now, since a Commission of Inquiry has been set up, why don’t you come forward and welcome the move and participate in its proceedings, especially because you are so confident of your innocence?
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]D[/dropcap]ilip Pandey was addressing a press conference with party leaders Ashutosh, who said that no agency or committee has ever given a clean chit to Jaitley in the DDCA scam, but for a two-member BJP spokespersons committee which held a press conference 27 December, 2015.
“It’s amazing that BJP spokespersons are manufacturing clean chits for Jaitley even when the SFIO, two judges committee appointed by the court, Fact Finding Committee of the DDCA have found massive scam in the dealings of the DDCA. If there is nothing to hide, why doesn’t Mr. Jaitely faces the probe and cooperates with the Commission of Inquiry set up by the Delhi Government,” said Ashutosh.
Noted jurist and former Solicitor General Shri Gopal Subramaniam has given his consent for heading the Commission of Inquiry set up to probe irregularities in the DDCA. In the letter written to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Subramaniam has said that Government of Delhi is well within its rights to set up the Commission. “We sincerely hope that the Modi Government, which had written to AAP government in Delhi to probe irregularities in the DDCA, will not now drag his feet and become laughing stock,” added Ashutosh.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]A[/dropcap]shutosh also said that former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has demolished Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s argument that Delhi is not a full state, and thus, does not have powers to set up the Commission of Inquiry. “The Delhi High Court, in its order dated September 23, had refused to stay the proceedings of Commission of Inquiry in the CNG Fitness Scam. Thus it’s beyond the jurisdiction of the Union Government and it should not interfere in the functioning of the Commission of Inquiry in the DDCA scam,” said Ashutosh.
Dilip Pandey said, “Jaitley had claimed credit for turning Feroze Shah Kotla into a world class stadium. Now he will have to take blame for corruption in it. He cannot take credit and shift the blame at the same. Jaitley should cooperate with Commission of Inquiry appear before it and plead innocence instead of surviving on clean chits by party spokespersons.”
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