Kirti Azad asks PM Modi to intervene, seeks court-monitored probe into affairs of DDCA
BJP MP Kirti Azad on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene regarding the issue of his suspension.
Ahmedabad: A day after being suspended for attacking Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and anti-party activities, BJP MP Kirti Azad on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter.
Azad said that he had full "faith" in PM and would expect him to do "justice."
"I never said anything against the party. I was only speaking against corruption in DDCA," he said "I hope the Prime Minister will listen to my plea and do justice. I will also ask margdarshak mandal to come forward and look into the issue," he told reporters here.
He also said that he would seek court- monitored probe into the affairs of Delhi cricket body DDCA.
He added that he would file a PIL in his personal capacity on the DDCA issue, warning that people "will be in trouble".
"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.
A defiant Azad maintained that his fight was only against alleged corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association 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, as per PTI.
Yesterday, party chief Amit Shah ordered his suspension for publicly targeting Jaitley with allegations of irregularities in Delhi's cricket body DDCA.
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.
At the same time, Azad claimed that senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has told him that he will help him in drafting his reply to the suspension notice.
On the other hand, Swamy today appeared to question the party's decision to suspend Azad, asking whether cricket fell within the purview of party discipline.
He tweeted the following:
Kirti issues are 1. Is Cricket affair within the purview of party discipline. 2. Due to SC case on BCCI,is party decision amenable in court.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) December 24, 2015
(With Agency inputs)