AAP uses Virat Kohli's interview to attack Jaitley
Claiming that many players in the national team were in touch with the party with regard to the alleged irregularities in the DDCA, AAP also dared the cricket body to file a defamation suit against it, which it had threatened to do yesterday.
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday used an interview of India Test captain Virat Kohli to claim a rotten state of affairs in the DDCA at the time when it was headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Claiming that many players in the national team were in touch with the party with regard to the alleged irregularities in the DDCA, the party also dared the cricket body to file a defamation suit against it, which it had threatened to do yesterday.
"In the press conference yesterday DDCA's acting president Chetan Chauhan said that the DDCA has produced players like Virat Kohli who captained Team India. They also claim that Virat Kohli has come out in praise of Mr Arun Jaitley.
"But in an interview on December 18 in a national daily, the same player said that he was asked for a favour to get into him into the Under-14 Team. This was dismissed by his father. And Mr Jaitley was the President of the DDCA. This reflects that there were irregularities in the selection of the team," AAP leader Ashutosh said.
Incidentally, many players, including Kohli, had come out in support of Jaitley after the charges were levelled against him over alleged irregularities in the DDCA.
The party had yesterday accused Jaitley of putting pressure on the then Delhi Police Commissioner to "close" investigation involving a cricket club of a bank in 2011, while suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad claimed the SFIO probe report had recommended his "prosecution".
"By trying to shield those involved in the DDCA irregularities as the Leader of Opposition, Jaitley has committed a constitutional crime, an offence against the country," Ashutosh said.