Jaitley a master of half truth: AAP
The AAP yesterday put ‘five specific’ questions to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley relating to its allegations of corruption in the DDCA under his watch and accused him of giving ‘vague’ response to the charges.
New Delhi: The AAP yesterday put ‘five specific’ questions to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley relating to its allegations of corruption in the DDCA under his watch and accused him of giving ‘vague’ response to the charges.
AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh addresss a press conference yesterday. Pic/PTI
Calling Jaitley a ‘master of half truth and beautiful lies’, AAP leader Ashutosh made new allegations against him and said his comment that there was no specific charges against him was ‘misleading’.
Addressing reporters, Ashu-tosh accused DDCA of allowing private firm 21st Century to sub-lease 10 corporate boxes at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium and claimed the firm, owned by a friend of Jaitley, was extended financial benefit to the tune of over R5 crore for the deal.
He also asked Jaitley to clarify who were members of the 21st Century and whether it had any of his kin. Ashutosh also accused Jaitley of putting pressure on ONGC to give an amount of
Rs 5 crore to Hockey India and sought reasons behind it.
Alleging huge financial bungling in reconstruction of the stadium, the AAP leader said, “The registered address, e-mail IDs and directors of these [nine] companies were same. Did Jaitley know about these companies and is it not corruption.”
Hitting back at AAP after it launched a fresh attack on Arun Jaitley, BJP yesterday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had become a ‘champion of lies’ from a self-appointed champion against corruption and was ‘abusing’ everybody to save his ‘corrupt’ colleagues. BJP also dismissed the five questions posed to the Finance Minister by AAP leader Ashutosh as ‘false and foolish’. — Agencies
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