Arvind Kejriwal and Najeeb Jung
The DDCA inquiry commission is illegal, says Delhi LG Najeeb Jung. Picture: Arvind Kejriwal and Najeeb JungIANS

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has responded to Delhi Lieutenant-Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung's statement that the inquiry commission to investigate the allegations of irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) is invalid.

"We are not afraid of your raid, then why are you afraid of the inquiry commission, Modi/Jaitley ji? People want to know what all of you are hiding about DDCA, (sic)" Kejriwal tweeted. "We cooperated in your raid, now you also cooperate in the probe of inquiry commission. (sic)"

The LG had said Delhi, being a Union Territory can't set up inquiry commissions without the permission of the Centre. That provision is only available for Centre and State governments, according to the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952.

Raking up old power tussles, the Delhi LG said the Delhi government had not sought his approval for the commission.

The commission was meant to investigate the dealings of the DDCA between 1992 and 2015, the report for which was sought in three months from former solicitor Gopal Subramanium, who was to lead the probe.

"The terms of reference of the commission shall be to conduct inquiry into working, management and administration (including alleged financial irregularities) of the DDCA and whether such practices have been conducive to the game of cricket," the notification on the commission stated.

"The (Delhi) government did not send any proposal to constitute such a commission to the LG office," ABP quoted a source as saying.

Earlier in the year, Jung and Kejriwal had been engaged in a long-drawn fight over the appointment of chief secretary in the Delhi government. Jung had appointed Shakuntala Gamlin as acting chief secretary without communicating it to the chief minister, to which Kejriwal had retaliated.