Congress leader Digvijay Singh and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejirwal on Wednesday took to Twitter reacting to the suspension of BJP MP Kirti Azad from the party for publicly targeting Union finance minister Arun Jaitley over allegations of irregularities in Delhi’s cricket body, DDCA.
Digvijay Singh took a dig at the BJP asking if that is going to be the fate of all those who raise the issue of corruption.
“Kirti Azad suspended by BJP. His crime? Raised issue of corruption in DDCA with facts,” wrote Singh on Twitter.
Kirti Azad suspended by BJP. His crime ? Raised issue of Corruption in DDCA with facts.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) December 23, 2015
In another tweet, he asked if another party MP, Shatrughan Sinha, was the next in the firing line.
“Is this going to be the fate of all those in the BJP who raise issue of corruption? First Ram Jethmalani and now Kirti. Next Shatrughan Sinha?” Singh said.
Is this going to be the fate of all those in BJP who raise issue of Corruption ? First Ram Jethmalani and now Kirti. Next Shatrughan Sinha?— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) December 23, 2015
Earlier in the day, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha had described Azad as a “hero”. “Kirti Azad-hero of the day,” the outspoken actor-turned-politician had tweeted.
Congress spokesman Gaurav Gogoi also tweeted about the suspension, “Where is zero tolerance against corruption? PM Modi protecting the accused - first Vyapam, then Lalit Modi, then PDS scam. Now DDCA scam #KirtiAzad”.
Delhi chief minister and leader of AAP, Arvind Kejriwal, also tweeted his reaction, saying the BJP had exposed itself by the suspension and that there was no democracy in the party.
“Kirti Azad’s fault was that he raised his voice against corruption. The BJP stands completely exposed today. The BJP is drowned in corruption,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted in Hindi.
There is no democracy in BJP. Honest voices are muzzled to protect corruption— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 23, 2015
Azad, on his part, reiterated after his suspension that his fight was against corruption and not against any individual or party. “I didn’t say anything against anyone personally. They must explain ‘anti-party activities’ I have been involved in,” the MP said.
“The one who worked honestly for the party (BJP) is thrown out. Just watch what happens next, now I will show them,” he added.