NEW DELHI: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) scandal is refusing to die down. Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been demanding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s apology for dragging Finance Minister Arun Jaitley into the DDCA row, the AAP leader has sparked another controversy, this time by accusing DDCA members of seeking sexual favours in return for a place in the Delhi cricket team.
Kejriwal, on a TV show alleged, “A senior journalist came to me and said his wife was asked to come for sex in return for selection of his son in the cricket team.”
DDCA Official Asked For Sexual Favours in Return of Selection: Arvind Kejriwal
Though he did not give any clarification or offer any evidence during the interview, he however, did go on to allege that there is some kind of sex racket going on in DDCA. “Apart from the financial irregularities at the DDCA, there were other major wrong things happening in the DDCA including the sex racket.”
It is learnt that a senior journalist’s wife was asked by an official to visit him at his home at night. According to the Delhi Chief Minister, apparently this happened a month or so ago.
During the interview he also reportedly said, “His (senior journalist’s) son plays cricket. He told me that his son was selected. In the evening when the list came out his name was not there. Can you believe that the next day the journalist’s wife gets an SMS that you may come to my (official’s) place at night, your son’s selection will be done.”
It is learnt that the journalist is apparently willing to testify. A top DDCA official had already said that the association was ‘clean’ and had no problems with any inquiry.
According to vice-president Chetan Chauhan, the State Cricket Association was ready to be probed by the AAP regime if it gets the clearance from the Central government.
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