21 December, New Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cannot intimidate him and his party by filing a court case on the DDCA issue.
His reaction came after Jaitley filed a defamation suit against Kejriwal and sought Rs.10 crore in damages for alleging financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
“Jaitley cannot intimidate us with court case. We will continue our fight against corruption,” Kejriwal tweeted.
“Jaitleyji should cooperate with the Commission of Enquiry and prove his innocence there,” he said. The chief minister announced the Commission of Enquiry on Sunday.
Jaitley has said the allegations hurled against him by the AAP would cause “irreversible damage to his reputation”.
Jaitley also filed a separate criminal defamation complaint against Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party leaders Kumar Vishwas, Raghav Chadha, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai.