NEW DELHI: AAP today demanded immediate removal of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley from the Cabinet as it continued its attack over the DDCA issue.
Addressing media at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's official residence soon after BJP MP Kirti Azad's press conference regarding alleged corruption in Delhi and District Cricket Association, AAP leaders said "DDCA scam" was "Commonwealth (scam) of cricket."
"Now the onus is on Prime Minister Modi whether he will accept such a person in his Cabinet," Kumar Vishwas said. Jaitley has strongly rejected the allegations calling them a propaganda technique of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to deflect attention when he himself was in the "dock" following a CBI raid in Delhi Secretariat. BJP too has backed Jaitley.
BJP MP Kirti Azad, who has been campaigning against alleged corruption in Delhi's cricket body, today addressed a press conference here but did not take the name of Jaitley, under whose charge as president of DDCA he claimed there were financial bungling. "A case should be immediately registered against Jaitley," AAP leader Ashutosh said.
"He must be removed immediately failing which AAP will launch a nationwide campaign against this corruption," AAP leader Sanjay Singh added. The AAP leaders also claimed that a DDCA officer who acted as a "whistle blower" had been regularly meeting Kejriwal in connection with DDCA issue.