Arun Jaitley today got the backing of the two biggest stars to emerge from the state, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in the DDCA row.
Finance Minister Jaitley, who headed DDCA for 13 years till 2013, has been accused of corruption by the Delhi Government during his tenure. The state government has demanded that Jaitley must resign or be “removed” from the union cabinet to enable an independent probe.
However, Gambhir and Sehwag came out strongly in support of Jaitley.
“Grossly inappropriate to blame @arunjaitley ji for corruption in DDCA. He was the one who got Delhi a proper stadium without taxpayer’s money. Appalling to note some ex-players blame @arunjaitley ji for all that’s wrong in DDCA. Whereas they enjoyed plum posts in DDCA because of him,” tweeted Gambhir.
Sehwag, on his part, lauded Jaitley for being there for players. The batsman, who switched loyalties to Haryana from Delhi and retired from International Cricket earlier this year, lauded Jaitley’s role in helping players.
“In my time with DDCA if I ever came to know of any ‘surprising’ selection of a player, all I needed to do was to inform @arunjaitley,” Sehwag wrote.
“And @arunjaitley Ji would immediately ensure correction and justice for the deserving players at #DDCA…Was a nightmare to speak to some others at DDCA but @arunjaitley ji was always available for players in case of any difficulty at any time,” he added.
India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli also came out in defense of the Finance Minister saying,
“Jaitley ji always wanted to help cricketers in every way.”
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