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DDCA probe: L-G Jung's queries add fuel to AAP govt vs opposition war

DDCA probe: L-G Jung's queries add fuel to AAP govt vs opposition war - The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) controversy continued to raise eyebrows on Friday with Delhi's Lieutenant-Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung writing to the Centre that the Delhi government's commission of inquiry into the scam was legally invalid.

On Friday, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) complained about the "unjustified interference" by the LG in the working of an elected government in violation of the Transaction of Business Rules, 1993.

However, leader of opposition Vijender Gupta said the commission was set up to suppress the issue of CBI raid on Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to CM.

The Delhi government alleged this was the second instance, within 4 months, of the LG trying to block its decision to probe cases of corruption.

When the Home Affairs Ministry declared a commission of inquiry null and void in another instance, the matter went to court, and not taking coercive action was the only restraint the commission was told to apply, the government said.

The Delhi govt. said that setting up any inquiry to probe allegations of corruption in a subject like sports, which squarely falls within the domain of the Delhi Government, does not require any consent of LG.