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Suspended Kirti Azad to move BJP’s Margdarshak Mandal, threatens to make ‘more revelations’

The BJP cracked the whip on Azad today evening after the leader toed the party line and held a press conference over the DDCA issue

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: December 23, 2015 11:38:15 pm
Kirti Azad suspended, Kirti Azad suspension, Kirti Azad BJP suspension, BJP MP Kirti Azad speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

Suspended by BJP, Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad today threatened to make “more revelations” in the coming days and said he didn’t expect the party “to stoop so low” by acting against him for “speaking against corruption”.

“Wait and watch what I do next. Now I will tell everyone,” he said, adding he will move the party’s ‘margdarshak mandal’ which has party veterans like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi to ask if the party suspends someone for speaking against corruption in Delhi’s cricket body.

“I am really very saddened. I never though that BJP would stoop to that level that a person who had joined them from an illustrious Congress family is suspended for fighting corruption,” he said.
Watch Video DDCA row: BJP Suspends Kirti Azad


“I will go to the ‘margdarshak mandal’ and ask them that if a person speaks against corruption does the party crucify such a person and suspend him,” Azad said when asked about his next move.

Questioning his suspension, he said the party did not follow the due process and also did not serve a show cause notice before taking such an action against a Member of Parliament.

“The due process has not been followed. They did not serve a show cause notice. If you have to suspend an MP, you have to move the Parliamentary Board. Did you do that? How can they violate the very own laws that have been made by us,” he questioned.

Terming the charges levelled against him as “laughable”, he rejected that he “colluded” with Opposition in attacking senior party leaders like Arun Jaitley and said it is the Opposition which has picked up the issues raised by him for the last nine years.

“Who said I have teamed up? This issue I have been raising is very old, I haven’t teamed up with the Opposition. It is a matter of regret that Opposition has picked up the issue which I was raising,” he said.

“Now you see and look at the Opposition, how they will have them. They will use my name and attack. My party gave it to them on the platter, not me,” he said, adding that those who have suspended him for raising a voice against corruption have “defamed” the Prime Minister.

He added that he is yet to get any letter and asked, “Which letter? I have not received any letter yet. I have just
reached Ahmedabad. I will see.”

Azad said he felt “let down” by the party as the man against whom he raised charges did not put up a defamation case against him, but the party for which he has fought for all these years has served him a show cause.

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