Professionals should handle sports, not politicians: Arvind Kejriwal

The BJP has categorically rejected all allegations of corruption made by AAP against Jaitley during his tenure as the DDCA chief.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2015, 11:54 AM IST
Professionals should handle sports, not politicians: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday voiced his opinion saying that all sporting bodies should be handled by professionals and not politicians.

Kejriwal shared his views through his official account on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Kejriwal, along with other leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have accused Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of alleged irregularities and financial bunglings in Delhi’s cricket body, Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), of which he was the president for about 13 years till 2013.

Reacting to these charges, Jaitley has also filed a criminal defamation complaint before a trial court against Kejriwal and the five other AAP leaders for making false allegations.

Kejriwal on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “unleashing the CBI” on the AAP government in a bid to “protect” Jaitley, who is at the centre of the DDCA row.

Earlier, the BJP categorically rejected all allegations of corruption made by AAP against Jaitley during his tenure as the DDCA chief.

In a strong show of support for Jaitley, Modi also said at the BJP parliamentary party meet that he will come through "with flying colours" against charges of corruption levelled against him by the Opposition in a same way Advani did in the Hawala case.

Meanwhile, DDCA has also rejected the allegations of irregularities against Arun Jaitley and said that such charges were absolutely rubbish.

"Some allegations have been raised against the DDCA and it needs clarification as everyone is stating their point. First thing is allegation of irregularities on stadium construction. Stadium is made of Rs. 141 crores," DDCA working president Chetan Chauhan told the press conference.

(With PTI inputs)