BJP not to let AAP malign Jaitley: Shah

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Rubbishing all allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as baseless in the DDCA issue, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday said the party would not let the AAP succeed in its conspiracy to tarnish Jaitley’s image.

“All allegations on Arun Jaitley are baseless and away from truth. The entire BJP is standing by his side as a unit,” Shah said in a statement.

Stating that such a move of the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would not be allowed to succeed, Shah said: “If AAP feels that with such ill-intended moves if would be able to tarnish his image, it would be like living in reveries.”

“Arun Jaitley ji has led his entire public life based on high standards and principles,” he added.

Shah also said attacking the senior BJP leader would harm AAP in the long run.

It is being alleged the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) gave out contracts to fake companies, paying them crores of rupees in cash, and had fudged the audit of accounts.

Kirti Azad, a former cricketer-turned- BJP MP, has demanded a time-bound probe in the major financial bungling for years in DDCA by a court-monitored Special Investigation Team.

Jaitley on Monday filed a defamation suit against Kejriwal and sought Rs.10 crore in damages for accusing him of corruption when he headed the DDCA.

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