Arun Jaitley DDCA row: Will keep fighting corruption, says Kirti Azad

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Published: December 18, 2015 8:47:46 AM

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) With the Arun Jaitley DDCA 'corruption' row grabbing headlines, MP Kirti Azad on Thursday said that he was not gagged by the party and asserted that he will continue his fight against corruption.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) With the Arun Jaitley DDCA ‘corruption’ row grabbing headlines, MP Kirti Azad on Thursday said that he was not gagged by the party and asserted that he will continue his fight against corruption.

“I will keep on fighting corruption. I have done that. I am a sportsperson of this country,” Azad told ANI.

“We have to take up this issue. The honourable Supreme Court has taken cognizance of the fact and I have been fighting with many cricketers,” he added.

He also asserted that nobody could suppress his voice as he was speaking against corruption.

“If you are fighting against corruption, nobody suppresses you. In fact they encourage you. I have not been gagged. Nobody has gagged me. I have been speaking for last nine years about the corruption,” he said.

He also said that he will hold a press conference on Sunday at 4 p.m. where he will reveal the details.

The former Indian cricketer is being involved in the row because he has been making these allegations about Jaitley all along.

The DDCA came under scrutiny after Azad had raised the issue of financial irregularities within the association.

On a complaint filed by former cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi and other cricketers, the Delhi Government had ordered a probe into the issue.

The Centre earlier today had backed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying he won’t be resigning from his post, and added that there won’t be any Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe against him, after the Congress Party alleged financial irregularities in the DDCA during his tenure as president of that sports body.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had earlier hit out hard at Finance Minister Jaitley over alleged corruption during his tenure as DDCA President.

Addressing the media, AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Raghav Chadha and Sanjay Singh collectively stated, “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.”

They added that the scam included siphoning off money by creating fake companies between 1999 and 2013.

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