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DDCA hits back at AAP's corruption claims: 'All allegations are baseless'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 1:38 IST

In response to the Aam Aadmi Party's claims of corruption in the DDCA and former President Arun Jaitley's role in it, the DDCA held a press conference in New Delhi today led by Vice-President Chetan Chauhan.

Here are the key points made by Chauhan in the press conference-

  • "We don't want to hide anything and have not hid anything." - Defending claims by the AAP which suggested that the DDCA operated in a dishonest manner for the duration of Jaitley's tenure as President.
  • "Additional floors led to a rise in cost. Our initial plan was to have one floor." - Explaining the break up of stadium construction cost.
  • "We have spent money like a miser. Only Rs. 114 crore spent on stadium."
  • "Mr. Arun Jaitley does not interfere in day to day functioning of the association. He left because of party commitments, we wanted him to continue." - Explaining his non involvement with the DDCA since he stepped down from the post of President in December 2013.
  • "The enquiry was done in 2012 when Mr. Jaitley (read BJP) was not in power. Some other party was in power." - Suggesting that corruption took place under the UPA regime.

DDCA treasurer Ravinder Manchanda added-

  • "What AAP is showing is the findings of DDCA fact finding committee."
  • "Siphoning of money from DDCA will be heavily probed and guilty will face the music. During the tenure of Mr. Jaitley, no embezzlement has taken place."

First published: 17 December 2015, 3:58 IST