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AAP asks Arun Jaitley: Who in the DDCA under you asked for favours from Virat Kohli’s father?

Over the last couple of weeks, the AAP and the Centre have traded blows at each other in connection with the DDCA row.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 1, 2016 1:19 am
Virat Kohli, AAP Arun Jaitley, Arun Jaitley AAP, aam aadmi party BJP, DDCA corruption, DDCA row, DDCA corruption row Virat Kohli, in a recent interview, spoke about the trouble he faced at DDCA during his U-14 days. (Source: File)

Hailing cricketer Virat Kohli as “a whistleblower who exposed corruption” in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), the Aam Aadmi Party Thursday said the player was India’s Test captain because of his credentials and not because of the cricket body’s support.

Citing an interview to The Hindu, by Kohli the party quoted him as saying, “Being ignored for the Delhi under-14 squad was shattering for me. You know well how the system works in Delhi. The option was to do someone a favour and get me into the team. That option was presented to my father and was promptly dismissed. Next year I got into the team on my credentials.”

“Kohli clearly said in this interview that his father, late Prem Kohli, was approached for a favour, and when he dismissed the offer, Virat was ignored and not selected for under-14 squad. This happened between 2001 and 2003, when Arun Jaitley was the DDCA President. We sincerely urge Jaitley that after this exposé made by Kohli, he will not be targeted and hounded by him and his career will not be ruined,” AAP leader Ashutosh told reporters. “Can Arun Jaitley deny the specific allegations made by Kohli? Will he please, at least now, come out and say sorry to the nation for rampant corruption in the DDCA during his tenure as president of the body?”

Keeping up the attack on Union Finance Minister Jaitley, the AAP released a report prepared by DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan pointing out irregularities in the association. The report dated August 5, 2010, has remarks against then DDCA Sports Secretary Sunil Dev.

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    K S
    Jan 1, 2016 at 4:01 am
    Please reply to the specific questions asked. Are you worried that you have been caught red handed? The truth is under Jaitley there was rampant corruption in DDCA. Probably the first FM in the world who rented laptop at 58.4 Laks a year. I wonder how many laptops were rented. ROFL
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      arjun
      Jan 1, 2016 at 6:16 am
      If you find that device, please lend it to our PM for a few days, especially when he is on tour
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        Chinmayananda Padhy
        Jan 1, 2016 at 8:41 am
        Jaitly was president of ddca for a decade yes or no? There was visible corruption for that long duration whether it is fund or it is selection of players, yes or no? There are several agencies and past office bearers have also noted the possible corruption in ddca during jaitly tenure or not? If there was corrption and jaitly was president but not at all involved in any case of corruption in ddca, then has he ever commented regarding corruption?? Can arun jaitly speak out in public that ddca had never a party to corruption?? If he is not corrupted, he was highly expected to object or initiate enquiry against....but ironically THERE WAS LOT OF CHARGES AGAINST HIS OFFICE AND HE DUMB SILENT...MEANS HE WAS PARTY TO IT.... NOW, AS ALL PREMIER INVESTIGATION OFFICE OF CENTRAL GOVT ARE REPORTING TO HIS OFFICE NOW....SO IT IS HIGHLY EXPECTED THAT HE WILL FORCIBLY COME CLEAN....AND THAT DAY WILL BE ANOTHER DAY OF SPIT ON DEMOCRACY BY TAINTED POLITICAL CL OF INDIA...
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          Chinmayananda Padhy
          Jan 1, 2016 at 8:55 am
          U want him to get silent, because u fear alot to resist the truth??? It seems Feku has invested alot on fake soulless media moderators...?remember, the extent youre providing illogical and mindless support to feku and his allies, that extent we common people are feeling suffocated, anno, betra...and we feel frustrate, the result you know...u can remember delhi result where mice had killed the big cat..and then in bihar.....FINALLY, IF YOU HAVE SOME SENSE AND SUPPORT FOR YOUR FEKU, THEN STOP FAKE MODERATION HERE AND ALLOW US TO BURST HERE AND THEN GET COOLED AUTOMATCALLY...OR ELSE IF YOU CONTINUE IN SUCH MINDLESS ACTIVITIES, DAY WILL COME THE FRUSTRATION OF COMMON PEOPLE WILL THROW ALL POLITICAL CL ON TO ROAD...AND REST U ESTIMATE
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            mohan
            Jan 1, 2016 at 3:55 am
            Had Jaichand not helped Ghori, history of India could have been different. Despite having a very large numbered military, Siraj-Ud-Daula was defeated in the Battle of Pley in 1757 as his army didn't support him at the battleground because of Mir jafar. The traitors like Zamindars and worthless Maharajas were a main reason for the unsuccessful first war of independence in 1857. If Kejriwal is a patriot then the first thing he should have done is to take action on the corruption charges he had levelled during the 2013 embly election
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