Joint Secretary Rajan Manchanda said that there was never any doubt over Sharma being their representative in the BCCI. “It’s unfortunate that some people started a negative campaign with their own vested interests in mind, thus tarnishing DDCA’s image.”
The DDCA only leases the land. After first making the announcement, Sharma had to clarify later that the name of the ground remained unchanged, only the stadium was named after the former president of the DDCA, who was responsible for remodelling and modernising the stadium.
The Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) has dropped plans to felicitate India captain Virat Kohli along with Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, which killed 40 CRPF personnel.
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sued Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday for slander, escalating a battle between the ruling BJP and the opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that has stalled key reform legislations in parliament. Jaitley’s office said he had filed the civil and criminal defamation cases against Kejriwal and five members of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Arvind Kejriwal, who routed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in state elections earlier this year, accused Jaitley last week of fraud while running the affairs of the DDCA from 2003 to 2013. Jaitley told members of the lower house of parliament that the allegations were false. Kejriwal alleged that the raid was Jaitley’s attempt to scuttle his investigation into alleged corruption in the DDCA. A 2014 inquiry into the DDCA unearthed auditing errors and unaccounted for expenses that were sanctioned during Jaitley’s tenure.Meanwhile, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the party will expose this scam.
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): With the Aam Aadmi Party constituting a committee to probe the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) irregularities, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday said that the entire process is adopted by the former to deflect the attention of people from a defamation suit filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He, however, expressed doubts over the DDCA's coming under purview of the probe. Meanwhile, the Patiala House Court on Monday set January 5 as the next date of hearing for the criminal defamation case filed by Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders. Earlier in the day, the Finance Minister has filed civil defamation suit in Delhi High Court of Rs. 10 crores against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders.