Twitter account hacked, says Kirti Azad after tweet on ‘threat to life’

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 22, 2015 15:41 IST
Kirti Azad at Parliament during the winter session in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Kirti Azad, the Lok Sabha MP from Darbhanga in Bihar, has raised many an eyebrows within the BJP by targeting Arun Jaitley, but the party is yet to crack the whip on the former cricketer.

After Jaitley filed a defamation suit against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Azad not only dared the FM to sue him too but also allegedly tweeted that he is not afraid by anyone and called Jaitley a ‘napunsak’.

However, a little after midnight, he tweeted that his Twitter account was hacked and it was not his post.

Speculation is rife that Azad’s continued tirade against Jaitleu may lead to his expulsion from the party.

On Tuesday, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi tweeted that “Bjp should take disciplinary action against Kirti Azad & some other MP’s for embarrassing party & playing in the hands of opposition.”

On Sunday, Azad, elected to the Lok Sabha from Darbhanga in Bihar, held a press conference and alleged massive corruption in the affairs of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Jaitley had headed the DDCA for many years. Azad released a video by Wikileaks4India which purportedly show that 14 companies paid by DDCA for renovation works at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium do not exist in the addresses mentioned in the bills.

Read | DDCA row: Jaitley drags Kejriwal to court, Azad says sue me too

Immediately after Azad’s Sunday press conference, the AAP again demanded Jaitley’s resignation from the cabinet. Kejriwal also announced that he would set up a Commission of Inquiry to probe the DDCA affairs.

He has also called a special one day session of the Delhi Assembly on Tuesday to set up a Commission of Inquiry on the alleged irregularities in DDCA. The Assembly is also expected to make a statement condemning the CBI raids on Delhi Chief Minister’s office last week. AAP has been alleging that the CBI raids were held to bury the evidence in the DDCA scam.

Asked if he feared action by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for speaking against a fellow party leader, Azad reiterated that his fight was against corruption and not against any individual or party.

The cricketer-turned-politician vowed to pursue the DDCA case -- which he has been raising for eight long years -- till its “final conclusion”.

Azad denied that he was summoned by BJP president Amit Shah and asked not to campaign against Jaitley.

“I was not summoned by Amit Shahji. I met him over a cup of tea. Obviously we discussed the issue of corruption in the DDCA.”

But he admitted that Shah did tell him to not to address any press conference on the issue.

Azad said the probe into the DDCA by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), done under the previous Congress-led UPA regime, was of a civil nature.

He said the CBI was probing the evasion of entertainment tax due to the sale of underpriced tickets for elite hospitality boxes at the Ferozeshah Kotla Ground here.

The BJP MP alleged that the DDCA gave out contracts to fake companies, paying them crores of rupees in cash, and had fudged the audit of accounts.

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