DDCA Row: Why BJP Suspended Kirti Azad & What It Means
Three days after he went public by targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), BJP MP kirti Azad, a former India cricketer, was suspended for “anti-party activities”.
Hours after the winter session of Parliament concluded, the BJP issued a one-line statement: “Kirti Azad, Darbhanga MP, is suspended from party with immediate effect for his anti-party activities.”
The BJP also issued a show-cause notice to Azad seeking an explanation for his “anti-party activities”. Party sources said further action will depend on his response to the notice.
Azad held a press conference last Sunday, highlighting alleged corruption in the DDCA which Jaitley headed for 13 years until 2013. Party sources said Azad went ahead with the press conference despite being advised against it by BJP president Amit Shah.