New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suspended its MP Kirti Azad, who has been leading a campaign against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on alleged corruption in DDCA, fireband BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday opined that the party shouldn't lose an honest person like Azad.
Speaking to ANI, Swamy confirmed that he will assist Azad, a BJP MP from Darbhanga district in Bihar, to draft a reply to the notice from BJP.
“I will say that he (Kirti Azad) is still a member of BJP. I have every right to assist him,” Swamy said.
The BJP on Wednesday Azad, who has alleged large-scale corruption in Delhi's cricket body when it was headed by now Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Azad termed the action "unfortunate" and vowed to fight on.
Addressing the mediapersoons today, the Darbhanga MP said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell him about his fault.
“I would want Modi ji to look into this and tell me what my fault is, I want specific answers. I want to know if I have been suspended because I raised voice against corruption in DDCA,” Azad said.
The BJP charged Azad with anti-party activities and accusing him of "colluding" with Congress and AAP to bring it into "disrepute".
Azad 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.”
Although Azad's campaign against the alleged corruption in the DDCA began years ago, matters came to a head after Kejriwal took up the issue in a major way following a CBI raid on the Delhi Secretariat this month.