New Delhi: AAP on Thursday hit out hard at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley alleging corruption during his tenure as DDCA President.
The party holding a press conference said that the main objective of CBI raid at Delhi Secretariat and taking control of ACB was to prevent alleged graft in DDCA during Arun Jaitley's tenure coming to light.
"This scam was about siphoning off money by creating fake companies between 1999 and 2013 and one year after that. This went on for 15 years," said AAP leader Kumar Vishwas.
"A free and fair probe cannot be done as long as Jaitley remains in the post," Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh told the media here. "So he should be removed."
Another AAP leader, cabinet minister Kapil Mishra, added: "Does Modiji have the courage to remove Arun Jaitley till he comes out clean? Can he do what Kejriwalji did to his tainted minister?"
AAP leader Raghav Chadha alleged that “Under Finance Minister’s tenure, a budget of Rs 24 crore was approved to construct DDCA stadium, whereas Rs114 cr was spent. Where is rest Rs 90 cr?”
“Huge payments have been made by DDCA President & General Secretary without following the financial manual and authentication process,” he added.
Criticisng the selection process in the cricket body, Chadha said that it was impossible for a common man’s talented son to get selected into the team by DDCA.
Defending the senior BJP leader, party spokesperson Shrikant Sharma said: "In his entire career, Jaitleyji has never been accused of corruption. AAP is known for its false and baseless allegations. Kejriwal himself is caught trying to save corrupt officials.
Jaitley on Wednesday reacted to the allegations saying he cannot answer "vague" charges by the two parties which are trying to deflect the issue of corruption.
Congress also demanded Jaitley's resignation over alleged "gross financial irregularities" in DDCA when he headed it from 1999 to 2013.