Azad seeks PM's intervention

BJP MP Kirti Azad said he will file a PIL in his personal capacity on the DDCA issue and warned that people "will be in trouble". 

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 24, 2015, 19:11 PM IST

Ahmedabad: BJP MP Kirti Azad today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter of his suspension from the party and said he would seek court-monitored probe into the affairs of Delhi cricket body DDCA.

He also said he will file a PIL in his personal capacity on the DDCA issue and warned that people "will be in trouble".

A day after his suspension following his relentless campaign against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, 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.

He 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 Jaitley with allegations of irregularities in Delhi's cricket body DDCA.

"Tomorrow I will go to court and demand a court-monitored inquiry. I will file a PIL in personal capacity and you will be trouble," Azad told the media without elaborating.

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.