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‘AAP has a habit of lying,’ says BJP in DDCA row, demands apology

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The BJP has lashed out at the AAP and demanded a public apology from Delhi’s ruling party. The demand came after the report of a three-member inquiry set up to probe graft in the DDCA did not substantiate the allegations Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had leveled against Union finance minister Arun Jaitley.

Kejriwal had alleged corruption and embezzlement by Jaitley during his tenure as chief of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), especially in the renovation of the Ferozshah Kotla cricket stadium. The allegations had come after the CBI had conducted raids on Kejriwal’s principal secretary, Rajendra Kumar.

The BJP attacked the AAP over the absence of a mention of Jaitley in the report. “They (AAP) should apologize publicly and go to court in the criminal defamation case and admit to the defamation they have committed,” said BJP spokesperson MJ Akbar.

 “Now they (AAP) are offering lame excuses that this report was not directed at any specific individual,” he added. Another party spokesperson, Shrikant Sharma, took a stronger line against the AAP. “It is their habit to lie, raise allegations and then back down. The people are smart and are fully aware of how the AAP functions,” he said.

The AAP had earlier demanded that Arun Jaitley resign from the Union cabinet till his name is cleared of the graft allegations, a call that had been supported by other opposition parties in Parliament, The Times Of India reports.

 

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