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DDCA Corruption Row: Sehwag, Gambhir, Ishant Back Arun Jaitley

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| December 20 , 2015 , 13:06 IST
Sehwag Gambhir Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir came out in support of Arun Jaitley on Sunday amidst the ongoing controversy related to his role in DDCA. India pacer Ishant Sharma also tweeted in support of the union finance minister. Jaitley, who was headed DDCA for 13 years till 2013, has been accused of corruption by the Delhi Government. The Delhi government has demanded that Jaitley must resign or be "removed" from the union cabinet to enable an independent probe. Sehwag, who retired from international cricket earlier this year, steered clear of making any political claim but lauded Jaitley's role in helping players in a series of tweets. 'In my time with DDCA if I ever came to know of any 'surprising' selection of a player, all I needed to do was to inform @arunjaitley,' Sehwag wrote. 'And @arunjaitley Ji would immediately ensure correction and justice for the deserving players at #DDCA...Was a nightmare to speak to some others at DDCA but @arunjaitley ji was always available for players in case of any difficulty at any time,' he added. Gautam Gambhir retweeted Sehwag and also tweeted in favour of Jaitley. He wrote, 'Grossly inappropriate 2 blame @arunjaitley ji 4 corruption in DDCA. He was d one who got Delhi a proper stadium widout taxpayer's money. (sic)' 'Appalling to note some ex-players blame @arunjaitley ji for all that's wrong in DDCA. Whereas dey enjoyed plum posts in DDCA coz of him,' he added. Ishant Sharma also tweeted his support for Jaitley