DDCA scam: Congress gives adjournment notice in Rajya Sabha

Published: 21 December, 2015 10:58 IST | Agencies |

The Congress gave an adjournment notice in the Rajya Sabha over the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) issue

New Delhi: The Congress gave an adjournment notice in the Rajya Sabha over the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) issue.

The Congress along with other parties had, however, agreed for a passage of six pending legislations in the remaining period of the Winter Session at the all-party meet convened by Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari last week.

The meeting was convened to break the logjam between treasury and opposition benches in the upper house on several issues.

Jaitley has been accused of corruption by the Delhi Government and former players including Kirti Azad and Bishan Singh Bedi during his tenure as president of DDCA till 2013.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress Party has demanded for the resignation of the Finance Minister from the union cabinet to enable an independent probe against him.

Kirti Azad had even written letter to the SHO, IP Estate, alleging that rules were flouted during Arun Jaitley's tenure as DDCA president. Azad had even requested Delhi Police to thoroughly investigate the matter against Jaitley.

Taking cognisance of the demand of probe in the DDCA scam, Kejriwal formed a two-member committee to investigate the allegations. The Delhi government was preparing to set up a Commission of Inquiry over it when the CBI raided the Delhi Secretariat.

Kejriwal had alleged that the CBI raid was conducted to take possession of the DDCA files which were kept in his office.

Jaitley denied Kejriwal's allegations as `utterly baseless¿. He had earlier opposed former sports minister in the UPA government Ajay Maken¿s proposal to make sports bodies like the DDCA more transparent and accountable.

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