Was I suspended for raising voice against corruption in DDCA? Kirti Azad asks BJP

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Sabarmati: A day after being suspended by the Bharatiya Janata Party, MP Kirti Azad on Thursday asked the BJP to specify the reasons behind his suspension.
Azad, who has alleged large-scale corruption in Delhi’s cricket body when it was headed by now Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, told reporters that he would fight on.

The son of former Bihar chief minister Bhagwat Jha Azad further asked the party whether he was suspended for raising voice against corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), which Jaitley headed for 13 years till 2013.

Azad, a member of the 1983 Indian cricket team which won the World Cup, said he has been raising his voice against corruption in DDCA for nine years.

Notably, Kirti Azad is the first BJP MP to be suspended since Narendra Modi became the prime minister in May last year.

Azad also denied that he was acting in collusion with any other party over the DDCA issue. “If I met other parties, at least BJP should tell me who I met and when it happened. This is my specific question.”

Responding to a question on a show cause notice issued to Azad asking him to explain his “anti-party conduct”, the three-time Lok Sabha member from Darbhanga in Bihar said he would respond to the notice. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy would help me draft it, added Azad. Meanwhile, Swamy confirmed that he would help Azad draft a reply to the notice from BJP. “I don’t think the party should lose an honest person like him (Kirti Azad),” added Swamy.

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