Kirti Azad says fight against DDCA graft to go on, will brief PM Modi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Updated: Jan 10, 2016 23:47 IST
BJP leader Kirti Azad was suspended on December 23 for what the BJP called “anti-party activities” after he alleged corruption in the cricket association that was earlier headed by Jaitley for 13 years. (PTI)

Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Sunday said he has sought an audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to brief him about his fight against corruption in the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).

“I have sought time to discuss it with the PM. When he’s free, I am sure I will be able to explain this to him,” he said, adding his fight was not against any individual but the alleged corrupt practices in game management.

Azad also said he was not worried about the defamation case filed against him as it would give him an opportunity to prove his point. “Nobody can stop me from fighting corruption. I am the son of a freedom fighter. My fight is not against any individual but against a corrupt system,” he said, adding he was fighting corruption in cricket for many years.

“It is nothing new. I have written 200 letters and 500-odd mails to former DDCA chairman and present finance minister Arun Jaitley. I haven’t got any reply,” he said.

Taking a dig at the DDCA, Azad said if anyone wanted to learn corruption, the best way was to join the DDCA. “If you want to do a PhD in corruption, better go to the DDCA. You will get it in a month’s time,” he said.

Azad added there were too many politicians in sports bodies which was one of the reasons for the poor condition of sports in the country.

“For many, it has become a status symbol and they pay least interest to sporting activities because of their busy schedule,” he said.

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