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New Delhi: Aam Admi Party today opened another front against Arun Jaitley in the DDCA corruption issue with party leader Ashutosh alleging that the finance minister tried to interfere with the police investigation against the irregularities in the sports body.

Yesterday, CM Arvind Kejriwal in an interview with NDTV targeted the finance minister of India.

Today DDCA also said that they will file a defamation case against the AAP and its leaders.

The tussle is increasing every day with attacks and counter attacks being hurled at each other from both the parties.

The AAP versus BJP fiasco is nothing new in Indian politics. Arvind Kejriwal once said things about BJP leader Nitin Gadkari and in reply Gadkari filed a defamation case. It created controversy and lot of talks but after a while everybody moved past along.

There is a probability that this will also have the same fate. Ironically in India the more noise about an issue, the faster it dies.

It also raises the question why AAP is so interested in DDCA. The simple explanation is that they are the ruling party in Delhi and DDCA is the official cricket organisation of Delhi. It is also to be noted that DDCA is an autonomous body.

The other explanation is AAP acting as a vigilante, unearthing corruption happening anywhere.

There might be more to this strife between AAP and BJP over DDCA. First, it is simply an example of going after your opposition, trying to bring them down, ans malign their image, which will clearly lead to personal benefits.

First, it simply is an example of going after your opposition, trying to bring them down, maligning their image which will clearly lead to personal benefits.

Indian cricket is so strong at the world level that it almost acts like how America acts in general. There is a lot of power and money involved. Every politician in India tried to control their state’s cricket body which can lead them up to BCCI.

PM Narendra Modi himself was the Chief of the Gujarat Cricket Association while he was also the CM of the state. Now BJP Chief Amit Shah holds this position. Many leaders like Sharad Pawar, Anurag Thakur, and Jyotiraditya Scindia are the heads of their state’s cricket body. Arvind Kejriwal might be attempting to do the same thing.

This confrontation does not seem to end in the near future. It will be interesting to see if the allegations put forth by the AAP are proved right and what will be their consequences, and if not, then how much AAP will be able to retain its credibility as they have made so much noise already that it will be hard to take a step back.

  • P. B. Josh

    Running hard, expending all its energy for this bouncers and Jaitley just ignores them. That is equivalent to common male action when he gets exhausted and achieves nothing.

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  • P. B. Josh

    Running hard, expending all its energy for this bouncers and Jaitley just ignores them. That is equivalent to common male action when he gets exhausted and achieves nothing.

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

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Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)