NEW DELHI: The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) has announced that it intends to file a defamation suit against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad for their ‘wild and baseless allegations against the State’s cricket authority’.
The DDCA strongly refuted against the fresh allegations made by Kejriwal and Kirti Azad, saying that such wild allegations have defamed the State cricket organization.
Addressing a press conference today, Chetan chauhan, the acting president of the DDCA said “All these false allegations have spoiled the name and fame of the state cricket organization. Ultimately, we are forced to take legal action against those who are spreading such wild and baseless allegations”.
Treasurer of the DDCA, Ravinder Manchanda, confirmed that the cricket organization would soon file a defamation case against Kejriwal and others. “We have decided on this. All those who were present during Yesterday’s press conference making wild allegations against the DDCA will be charged of defamation. I recommend that the Delhi CM and Kirti Azad must stop making such wrong statements in public”.
“There are already three different agencies probing into the irregularities in DDCA. I don’t know what’s the need for the Delhi CM to initiate a fresh investigation”, Manchanda added.
During his press meet on Tuesday, Arvind Kejriwal alleged that an official from the DDCA has asked sex in return for selection of cricketers. The Delhi Cricket Board has strongly refuted the charge blaming Kejriwal of playing ‘cheap politics’.
Earlier today, the Aam Aadmi party has disclosed two letters allegedly written by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his tenure as President of the DDCA. The letters were addressed to the then special commissioner Ranjit Narayan and Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta, requesting them to ‘fairly’ deal the case against DDCA and close it as soon as possible.
The letter to Narayan was dated May 5, 2012, while the letter to Gupta was dated October 27, 2011. With the disclose of the documents, the AAP leaders have doubled their voice for the resignation of the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.