BJP suspends Kirti Azad: Is Shatrughan Sinha next? asks Congress

The BJP has suspended its MP Kirti Azad, who has alleged large-scale corruption in DDCA when it was headed by now Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. 

BJP suspends Kirti Azad: Is Shatrughan Sinha next? asks Congress

New Delhi: The Congress took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party over suspension of party MP Kirti Azad, who has alleged large-scale corruption in Delhi's cricket body when it was headed by now Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Congress leader Digvijay Singh took to Twitter to ask whether Shatrughan Sinha would be next on the firing line.

Kirti Azad had on Wednesday termed the BJP's action "unfortunate" and vowed to fight on.

 

Earlier on Wednesday, actor-turned-BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha urged the party not to take action against Azad and called the three-time Lok Sabha member from Darbhanga in Bihar a hero.

 

The BJP's action came eight years after Azad unleashed a campaign to expose what he said was massive 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, is the first BJP MP to be suspended since Narendra Modi became the prime minister in May last year.

 

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