Cricket is Jaitley's Private Duty, Says Swamy

Cricket is Jaitley

Submitted by Subeditor on Thu, 2015-12-17 11:55 New Delhi: Following a demand from the Congress for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to resign for his alleged role in a scam involving the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said cricket is Jaitley's private not public duty. “It is a contempt of LS/RS for opposition to raise AJ's DDCA alleged corruption in the two Houses since cricket is his private not public duty,” Swamy said in a tweet. Swamy further stressed on the fact that the issue is Jaitley's personal matter and the party or the government has got nothing to do with it. “Cricket is a not a part of our party. Only Jaitley can give answer on that. We do not need to intervene in this. Even Jaitley did not ask for support from us. I think it will be wrong to bring this issue up in Parliament. There's a decorum and it should not be crossed,” he said. “How can they ask for resignation in the Parliament? They can demand for probe on it. Many a time, Kirti Azad has given statement on this. Jaitley should answer on this, we should not intervene in this. If they want his resignation, they can take to the roads and demand it. But there is no point asking for his resignation in the Parliament,” he added. The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has rejected the allegations of irregularities against Arun Jaitley, and said that such charges were absolutely rubbish. (ANI)