Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that he did not think it was worthwhile to respond to rubbish.
"His (Arvind Kejriwal) morning statement appeared to be prima facie incorrect, but evening one seems to be absolute rubbish," Jaitley said, adding, "And I don't think I need to respond to rubbish."
In the midst of his biggest confrontation with the Centre yet, a furious Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused the Centre of targeting him in a daylong CBI raid at Delhi Secretariat and claimed the real reason for the action was to look for a file of alleged graft in Delhi's cricket body that "traps" Jaitley.
The Delhi Chief Minister also made a stinging attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for unleasing the CBI while called him a "psychopath and coward".
"It has become necessary to reveal that why did the CBI come to my office today and which was the file they were looking for. This is the DDCA file under which Arun Jaitley is getting trapped," the Delhi Chief Minister claimed, as per PTI.
"Jaitley was the DDCA president for many years and I had set up a committee to probe all the corruption that has taken place during his tenure. The committee has submitted its report and a commission of inquiry was to be set up over it, and a file pertaining to it was in my office," alleged Kejriwal.
The CBI had earlier clarified it carried out searches at the office of Kejriwal's Principal Secretary Rajender Kumar's office at the Delhi Secretariat and not that of the Chief Minister. The action was in connection with allegations against Kumar of favouring private companies in awarding government contracts from 2007-2014.
(With PTI inputs)