New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will file a 2000 page reply in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday on the civil defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Jaitley had filed a criminal defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders On December 21 last year for allegedly defaming him in the Delhi and District Cricket Board (DDCA) controversy before a Delhi court which took cognizance on his plea.
"All these allegations are baseless and devoid of truth. For a total sum Rs. 114 crore, we made a stadium with a capacity of taking 42,000 people. Contrary to that, the Congress built the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium spending Rs. 900 crores. No one raised doubts on that expenditure," Jaitley had said in the Lok Sabha.
Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declared that the probe committee formed by Delhi Government to look into the affairs of the Delhi and District Cricket Board (DDCA) was 'unconditional and illegal'.
In an open letter to Delhi government, Lt Governor's Secretariat SCL Das had questioned the formation of committee, saying that the elected Government of National Capital territory of Delhi is neither the Central Government nor the State Government , and therefore, they are not allowed to form a commission of inquiry.
The three-member probe committee headed by lawyer Gopal Subramaniam was formed by Delhi government in the wake of the financial irregularities within the capital's cricket association....