Aam Aadmi Party asks Arun Jaitley to quit cabinet

Aam Aadmi Party asks Arun Jaitley to quit cabinet

By: || Updated: 16 Dec 2015 06:53 PM
New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to resign, saying the CBI raided the Delhi Secretariat to derail a probe into the Delhi cricket board which he once headed.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh told the media that the allegations of corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) cannot be probed as long as Jaitley remained in the cabinet.

Jaitley is the former chairman of the DDCA, which has controlled the affairs of cricket in the Indian capital. Ex-cricketers have hurled major corruption charges at its office bearers, Jaitley included.

"He (Jaitley) should resign from the government," Sanjay Singh told the media here.

He said the raid by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office was aimed at scuttling a probe by the Delhi government into the DDCA.

The CBI has denied searching Kejriwal's office, and said it was only investigating corruption charges against the chief minister's principal secretary, Rajendra Kumar.

Sanjay Singh also said that the AAP would make public details of what he claimed were financial wrongdoings in the DDCA.

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