Suspended BJP lawmaker Kirti Azad has sought a probe by Central agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation into the affairs of Delhi cricketing body Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA), said reports.
Azad, who clarified that he was not targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, denied that he raised the issue in the Lok Sabha on the Congress' directions.
"My fight is against corruption in sports bodies. It is not against Jaitley," PTI quoted the suspended BJP MP as saying.
"I fail to understand where I have targeted the finance minister. I have said nothing against the party. I have always been a loyal soldier. But I will continue to fight against corruption. The CBI and probe agencies like the ED and the DRI should carry out an extensive inquiry into the DDCA's affairs," he added.
He alleged that the UPA government did not take any action because Congress nominees involved in the scam, naming Rajeev Shukla, Naveen Jindal and Arvinder Singh Lovely, who were working as directors of the sports body.
He also dismissed the BJP's claim that a Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) investigation had failed to find any scam, adding that it has looked only into papers given to them, reported PTI.
"The SFIO committee only saw the papers that were given to them. It did not go into finding out whether the companies that were paid several crores of rupees even existed," he said.
He added that the CBI was slow in its investigation, allowing scamsters to destroy evidence.
"I have done 90% of investigation. The CBI should take the evidence from me. I do not know why it is so slow," he said.