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New Delhi: Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad today said he wants to expose the corrupt in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

“I have not done anything against the party… but I want to expose those who are corrupt in the DDCA,” Azad, also a former India player, told media persons.

“I brought out a lot of things (corruption matters) before the then head, but nobody cared,” he added.

Azad also refused to directly name Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who headed the DDCA for 13 long years until 2013.

“Why are you taking the name of Arun Jaitley again and again? He is my leader and it’s his birthday today. I am only talking about corruption in the DDCA,” Azad said.

“The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) report that we have asked the DDCA multiple times for the documents, but only a few were provided, in fact,” he said.

Claiming to have done a personal investigation in the cricket association, Azad said: “I would like to tell the CBI that I have already done all the investigation. There are efforts to stop the move to weed out corruption in sports.”

He said he “staunchly” worked for the BJP for years and “a lot of people are jealous”.

Azad also took on the BJP leaders who criticised him for speaking on the issue in parliament and that too on the directions of Congress leaders.

“Accusing me of speaking on Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s instructions is undermining the role of the Speaker. The Chair decides who will speak,” Azad said in a tweet.

He once again claimed that there were big financial irregularities in the DDCA affairs and vowed to help the Central Bureau of Investigation. (IANS)



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A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.

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