New Delhi: With the AAP vs BJP battle entering the DDCA turf, the first victim of the political rivalry was former cricketer Kirti Azad. The BJP MP was suspended for ‘anti-party’ activities on Wednesday.
BJP president Amit Shah said that Azad colluded with the Kejriwal-led AAP and Congress bringing shame to the party.
However, Azad said that he wanted to unveil corruption and didn’t do anything that would hurt sentiments of the party.
Mentioning his contribution towards the party, Azad said that there was a time when Rajiv Gandhi had asked him to join Congress party, but he stuck with BJP.
Describing the charges against him as ‘unjust’ and ‘unfair’, he questioned the BJP high command’s decision to fire him.
He further said that he was working to raise the issue of corruption and cleanse the cricket body.
“Sacking of a person whose father was the Chief Minister of Bihar, who did not want his son to be a Union Minister despite opportunities, is unfortunate for the party,” Azad said.
Azad further said that he was in no mood to join any other party. He rubbished reports that he was joining hands with other political parties.
Earlier, BJP President Amit Shah had warned Azad of not holding a press conference revealing corruption but Azad went ahead with it blaming Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
BJP leaders alleged that Azad fuelled the controversy and helped the Aam Admi Party to go full throttle against the government in Centre.( With inputs from agencies) (Picture Courtesy:cloudfront.net)