New Delhi: 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.
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.
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, 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. (IANS)(Picture Courtesy:india.com)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday appealed to the people to respect policemen as they were “friends and not enemy”, telling the force to handle violent situations calmly by remembering the advice of independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Speaking at the 73rd Raising Day of Delhi Police, the Minister said that police ensures peace and security in the country without religion and caste considerations. Hence, he said, police needs to be respected.
“It (police) helps when needed. It is not an enemy of anyone. It is a friend in maintaining peace and tranquility. So it should be respected. I appeal to the people that those who criticise the police should be heard. There is no problem in it. But, we should not overlook the fact that over 35,000 policemen have sacrificed their lives in protecting the country since Independence,” Shah said.
He said that while people enjoy every festival during the year, a policeman’s festival is to ensure public security. Policemen are always on duty without taking any offs on festivals like Holi, Diwali and Eid, he said.
Since 1991, Shah said, 30 Delhi policemen have died in the line of duty. He recalled the sacrifices of five Delhi Police Constables who lost their lives while protecting Parliament during a terror attack there on December 13, 2001.
He also mentioned late Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma who lost his life in the September 19, 2008 Batla House encounter with terrorists. Sharma was awarded the highest peace-time gallantry medal, Ashok Chakra, on January 26, 2009.
Pointing out that the Delhi Police was established by Sardar Patel, the Minister said that the force had managed to fulfil the expectation of the great leader who wanted it to be calm while dealing with provocative incidents and also ensure protection to the citizens from hooligans.
“Because of Delhi Police’s alertness, the capital city is able to organise several big events,” Shah said, adding that the force is now among the best police forces in the world.
Stressing on women security, Shah said that the Home Ministry has approved 9,300 CCTVs for Delhi Police for women security. The Centre has also provided 4,500 four-wheelers and 1,600 motorcycles to the force in different phases.
“I hope these facilities will improve Delhi Police efficiency to enable the force to ensure better security in the national capital.” (IANS)