Expelled BJP MP Azad seeks PM’s intervention

Ahmedabad, Dec. 24 (ANI): Member of Parliament Kirti Azad, who was expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over his tirade against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in connection with irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervene into the matter.

He said he would seek a court-monitored probe into the alleged DDCA irregularities.

Speaking to reporters here, Azad said he would file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in his personal capacity on the DDCA issue, and warned that people “will be in trouble”.

A day after his suspension, defiant Azad maintained that his fight was only against “corruption” in the DDCA and not against any individual.

He asked for “specific reasons” for the disciplinary action against him by the party.

Azad earlier said he would respond to the suspension notice today with the help of party leader Subramanian Swamy.

“Have received notice, will respond to it. Subramanian Swamy has told me that he will help me in drafting reply to the notice,” Azad told the media here.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has confirmed to ANI that he would assist Azad in replying to the notice.

“I confirm this that I will assist Kirti Azad on the draft notice from the party. I know him since when he was a boy. I was a good friend of his father. Further, I will say he is still member of BJP. I have every right to assist him. I don’t think party should lose such a honest person like him,” swamy told ANI.

The BJP had yesterday suspended its Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad. (ANI)

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