The Congress staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha. While the Rajya Sabha was adjourned repeatedly over the issue, in the Lok Sabha, Kirti Azad, a known detractor of Jaitley, egged on the Congress to seek a time-bound SIT probe. The Congress members were already shouting slogans in the Well, demanding resignation of Jaitley, who formerly headed the DDCA.

Ruling out Jaitley's resignation, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the Finance Minister is known for his 'impeccable character, honesty and maintaining high standards in public life'.


Jaitley, on his part, cited, "The charges (against me) are baseless and wrong. This is all I have to say." The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) report did not find any fault with the expenditure and 'accepted' the cost incurred, he said while giving a detailed account of the
construction work at Ferozshah Kotla ground which is under scanner.

Kirti Azad was apparently not impressed by Jaitley's defence that SFIO probe found nothing wrong, saying it had looked only into the civil matters and that recently a CBI had
issued a notice to DDCA.

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