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Didn't raise DDCA issue in Lok Sabha on Sonia Gandhi's bidding: Kirti Azad

Kirti Azad on Sunday denied that he had raised the DDCA issue in the Lok Sabha at the behest of Sonia Gandhi.


Didn't raise DDCA issue in Lok Sabha on Sonia Gandhi's bidding: Kirti Azad

New Delhi: Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Sunday denied that he had raised the DDCA issue in the Lok Sabha at the behest of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Azad, who was suspended from the BJP for anti-party activities said that accusing him of speaking on congress president's instructions was undermining the role of the Speaker. 

He added that he had supported government's stand in Parliament.

"I supported the government's stand in Parliament and wish to inform BJP spokespersons that no one can speak without Speaker's permission," he psoted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

The former India cricketer and Darbhanga MP's response came days after BJP suspended him for "anti-party" activities within and outside Parliament, "lowering the prestige" of the party and its office-bearers.

"You have colluded with Opposition parties, including Congress and AAP, and embarrassed the party and its office bearers. You have both inside and outside Parliament conducted yourself in a manner which clearly amounts to indiscipline and anti-party activities," a BJP Parliamentary Board notice to Azad read, as per PTI.

While maintaining that BJP was against corruption and it had not shied away from a probe, he had said in Lok Sabha that instead of disrupting the House, Congress should seek a time-bound SIT probe into DDCA affairs.

Azad, who spoke after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley even when many BJP leaders were seen asking him to sit down, said if everything was all right about DDCA's functioning, the CBI would not have given a notice to it on October 23.

The BJP member noted that the Modi government was fighting against corruption but at the same time, said, "They (Congress) should demand a time-bound probe, CBI, SIT probe."

Jaitley has rejected allegations of wrongdoing against him by Congress members who were seeking his resignation. 

(With Agency inputs)

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