Arvind Kejriwal Claims CBI Scrutinised DDCA Files In His Office To Save Arun Jaitley

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3:37 pm 16 Dec, 2015

After calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘coward and psychopath,’ Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley accusing him of lying in Parliament.

Soon after the CBI raided Delhi Principal Secretary Rajinder Kumar, Jaitley told the Rajya Sabha that the action is on a bureaucrat and has nothing to do with Kejriwal’s office or his tenure as CM.

Kejriwal has alleged that there were financial irregularities when Jaitley was the president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) for thirteen years till December, 2013.

The AAP chief, who has been called a  crusader against the corruption, posted photographs of documents and a series of tweets.


Kejriwal has alleged that the documents seized during the CBI raids were not related to a probe against senior bureaucrat Rajendra Kumar.

“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 raids, have caused a war of words between the AAP and BJP.


Earlier, in a series of tweets, Kejriwal attacked the prime minister and said that when Modi can’t defeat him politically, so he is resorting to these acts of cowardice. The BJP said that Kejriwal is suffering from Modi-phobia.

Kejriwal in a press conference on Tuesday evening explained that the sole motive of the raid was to target him and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise to the nation for his “misdeeds”, saying only then he will tender apololgy for calling him “coward and a psychopath”.


Kumar has been accused favouring private companies in awarding government contracts from 2007-2014.

Kejriwal argued that, even if this was the case, there was no reason for the CBI to investigate just his office.

“If Rajendra Kumar gave wrong tenders as VAT commissioner, then that file will be with the VAT department. If Rajendra Kumar did wrong as the education secretary, then the CBI should have raided the education department,” he said. “They didn’t raid those departments. They only shut the chief minister’s office to look at my files,” Kejriwal said.


The CBI, earlier in the day, put out a statement denying any political motivations in its actions, and said “false propaganda should not be used to impede our investigation.”

Delhi government in November has set up a three-member committee to look into allegations of corruption within the DDCA.


This panel had been set up after two former cricketers, Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad, the latter a member of Parliament from the Jaitley’s own party, the BJP, had complained about corruption within the organisation. Azad had even formally requested the Delhi Police to register a FIR against Jaitley for the alleged flouting of rules during his tenure.

Arun Jaitely has said that he don’t think that he should comment on this issue and termed all the allegations of Delhi Chief Minister as rubbish.


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