New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi who believes in discouraging corruption, should answer on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad's suspension who has been making public statements that there was corruption in the DDCA when Arun Jaitley was heading it.
"Modi ji said "na khaunga na khaane dunga", now his MP pointed out corruption and he has been suspended. Ab Modi ji jawaab de," Gandhi told the media here.
The BJP on Wednesday suspended its Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad.
The party issued a terse letter in the evening stating, "For anti-party activities, Shri Kirti Azad, MP, Darbhanga, is with immediate effect suspended from the party."
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said the suspension of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad is another bid by the ruling dispensation at the centre to protect Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his role in the alleged corruptions in the Delhi and District Cricket Administration (DDCA).
Meanwhile, Jaitley has filed criminal defamation case and also filed civil defamation suit in Delhi High Court of Rs 10 crores against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, amid a raging row over irregularities in the DDCA and allegations of corruptions against him by the Delhi Government.
The Patiala House court has set January 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. as the next date of hearing for the criminal defamation case filed by Jaitley.
Noted criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani will represent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the defamation lawsuits filed by the Finance Minister.