BJP begging me for apology, sorry won’t oblige them: Arvind Kejriwal


Taking a dig at the BJP, the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the saffron party was ‘almost begging’ him for ‘an apology but he wasn’t willing to ‘oblige them.’

In a series of tweets posted on Monday morning, Kejriwal said, “BJP almost begging me for an apology. Sorry. I won’t oblige them. Let Jaitley ji be cross-examined in defamation cases. Let truth prevail.”

His comments come after the BJP criticised him on Sunday for falsely implicating the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s name in DDCA corruption. The party’s spokesperson, MJ Akbar, on Sunday had asked the Delhi CM to apologise as the its own report had not named the finance minister.

Kejriwal said that this was not tantamount to giving him a clean chit.

He said, “No clean chit ever given by any Del govt probe. That report confirmed several instances of wrongdoings but did not fix responsibility. It didn’t mention ANYONE’s name n recommended Enquiry Commission to fix responsibility, which we have done now. (sic)”

Corruption in the Delhi cricket body particularly when Jaitley was president has snowballed into a huge political controversy with AAP leaders demanding the resignation of Union Finance Minister.

Jaitley has filed civil and criminal defamation cases against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders.

The BJP had even suspended its MP and former India cricketer, Kirti Azad, for his persistent campaign against the DDCA corruption.

Kejriwal government has launched a commission of enquiry headed by eminent jurist Gopal Subramanium. However, the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has reportedly declared this enquiry illegal inviting wrath from the chief minister, who has repeatedly accused him of being a stooge of the centre’s BJP government in the past.