AAP trying to deflect attention from defamation suit filed by Jaitley: Shah

New Delhi, Dec. 21 (ANI): With the Aam Aadmi Party Government constituting a committee to probe the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) irregularities and has decided to call a special assembly session on the issue, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday said “the entire process is adopted by the AAP to deflect the attention of people from a defamation suit filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley”.

“If the AAP leaders think they will damage his image, they are daydreaming. The AAP has fuelled a controversy, with which Jaitley has nothing to do,” he said.

“Arun ji’s example is cited for transparency in public life, but the AAP is trying to damage his image by creating a controversy,” said Shah, adding that the BJP is unitedly standing by Jaitley.

He, however, expressed doubts over the DDCA’s coming under purview of the probe.

Meanwhile, the Patiala House court on Monday set January 5 as the next date of hearing for the criminal defamation case filed by Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders.

Earlier in the day, the Finance Minister has filed civil defamation suit in Delhi High Court of Rs 10 crores against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders. (ANI)

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