Modi should tell me what I have done wrong: Kirti Azad
BJP MP Kirti Azad today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene after he was suspended by the party for attacking Arun Jaitley on the DDCA row, and indicated he may seek a court-monitored probe against the Delhi cricket body.
A defiant Azad maintained that his fight was only against alleged corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and not against any individual and asked for “specific reasons” for the disciplinary action against him by the party.
“BJP and RSS always speak about uprooting corruption. We also talk about walking the path of Mahatma Gandhi. Thus, I wish that Narendra Modiji intervenes in this issue, goes deeper in it, and then tells me about what I have done wrong, as I need specific answers,” Azad told reporters here.
Yesterday, party chief Amit Shah ordered his suspension for publicly targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with allegations of irregularities in Delhi’s cricket body DDCA.
While talking to media here today, Azad alleged that CBI is indirectly helping DDCA by alerting the cricketing body through notices, resulting in “disappearance” of files.
“I request CBI not to issue notices (to DDCA), as files eventually disappear after such notices. If tomorrow I will go to court and demand a court-monitored inquiry in this case, then you will be in trouble,” said the BJP MP from Darbhanga in Bihar.
The former cricketer said that he has received the notice of suspension and he is planning to reply to the party by this evening. He claimed that senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has told him that he will help him in drafting his reply to the suspension notice.
Swamy today appeared to question the party’s decision to suspend Azad, asking whether cricket fell within the purview of party discipline.
“Kirti issues are 1 -- is cricket affair within the purview of party discipline. 2 -- due to SC case on BCCI, is party decision amenable in court,” Swamy said on twitter.
Azad said that he had full “faith” in Prime Minister Modi and would expect him to do “justice.”
“I never said anything against the party. I was only speaking against corruption in DDCA,” he said
“I hope the Prime Minister will listen to my plea and do justice. I will also ask margdarshak mandal to come forward and look into the issue,” he told reporters here.
Azad also said that he will file a PIL in his individual capacity over the DDCA issue soon.