Aam Aadmi Party has asked for the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, to resign as the letters accessed by them proved that he had ‘abused his position as the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha’ to derail the process of justice.
Ashutosh said that as the LoP, Jaitley had written to the then commissioner of Delhi police, BK Gupta, requesting him to close the investigation.
Addressing a news conference a while ago, the AAP leader said that his action was tantamount to obstruction of justice and abuse of position adding that the finance minister ought to resign without any delay.
The party on Wednesday said that it hoped ‘Jaitley ji will be made to resign after this expose.’
We hope that after the big expose at 12, Jaitleyji will be asked to resign & the enquiry against him prioritised-AAP https://t.co/PAMNiRJF6r
— Janta Ka Reporter (@JantaKaReporter) December 30, 2015
jantakareporter.com was the first news outline to raise the issue of corruption in the DDCA with our series of special reports highlighting rampant cases of graft.
AAP leader Ashutosh is speaking to reporters.
Here are the highlights of the press conference.
- Arun Jaitley has always said he was a non-executive president of the DDCA
- We have evidence, which proves that not only did he know about the corruption but he was also involved in the cover-up
- We have a letter that Jaitley wrote to the then Delhi police commissioner CK Gupta on 27 October 2011
- Jaitley was the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha
- In this letter he requested the commissioner to close the investigation in DDCA scam
- He wrote second letter to Ranjit Narayan, special commissioner of Delhi police, on 5 May 2012
- He told him that the complaints against DDCA corruption were unsubstantiated
- Requested him to look into the matter and close the investigation
- Arun Jaitley was trying to influence the investigation as a leader of opposition
- If he could pressurise Delhi police as Leader of Opposition, imagine what he’s capable of as a cabinet minister?
- Was his action not tantamount to obstruction of justice?
- What made you say that the charges were unsubstantiated?
- Is it not fair to say that you continuing as finance minister when investigations are on will not be appropriate?
- Did you reveal your correspondence with police officers in the subsequent AGM of the DDCA