New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday escalated protest against Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley demanding his resignation over the alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
The protest march to Jaitley's residence was stopped and detained by the police at Tughlaq Road, which also used water canons to disperse them.
The protesters were seen holding placards and shouting slogans demanding Jaitley's resignation.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal talked about ushering in politics of no corruption, and yet he kept a corrupt man close.
"Instead of answering on that, Kejriwal went on a counter attack of abusive language. DDCA has already been investigated, nothing was found. Yet Kejriwal abused not only Jaitley ji but his entire family," he said.
Earlier, Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Arvind Kejriwal and five other leaders of AAP for allegedly defaming him in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) controversy before a Delhi court, which took cognizance on his plea.
Jaitley's action comes in the backdrop of attacks on him by Kejriwal and other AAP leaders over alleged irregularities and financial bunglings in Delhi's cricket body, DDCA, of which he was the president for about 13 years till 2013.
With ANI inputs