New Delhi : Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani today slammed Aam Aadmi Party on the allegations that it had thrown over Finance Minister regarding the CBI raid conducted in the CMO (Chief Minister’s Office). Irani said the AAP was running ‘blasphemous, preposterous’ campaign against the Central government in general, and finance Minister Jaitley in particular. She strongly came out against Kejriwal and lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its allegations against Arun Jaitley, using strong words like — the party was running a ‘blasphemous and preposterous campaign bordering on political hysteria’.
Taking a dig at AAP, Irani stated that AAP spokespersons had been citing untrue facts. She said — The BJP resolutely stands behind FM Arun Jaitley and condemns malicious attempt of AAP to deflect public attention from a corrupt officer.
The series of event of allegations and counter-allegations between Delhi government and Central government resulted in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) earlier hitting out at the Central government for not allowing a probe into the alleged Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) scam, and got adamant on demanding Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s resignation. Addressing a press conference at the Constitution Club, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas had alleged that the main objective of CBI raid at Delhi Secretariat and taking control of ACB was to prevent alleged graft in DDCA during Arun Jaitley’s tenure coming to light.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Aam Aadmi Party Government has been exposed by the Transparency International, and was hence trying to slam Jaitley on the issue of an alleged scam in the Delhi District and Cricket Association (DDCA). The Centre has backed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying he need not resign from his post, and added that there would be no need of any Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe against him, after the Congress Party alleged financial irregularities in the DDCA during his tenure as president of that sports body.