‘Never defamed BJP’: Kirti Azad responds to showcause notice
In his three-page response to the notice, Azad submitted extracts of his speech in the Lok Sabha, which was seen as an indirect attack on finance minister Arun Jaitley.india Updated: Jan 01, 2016 15:57 IST
A day after he was served a show cause notice from the BJP, suspended party MP Kirti Azad responded saying he had not indulged in any act of indiscipline or targeted BJP members over irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
In his three-page response to the notice, Azad submitted extracts of his speech in the Lok Sabha, which was seen as an indirect attack on finance minister Arun Jaitley.
Taking responsibility for the poor show in his area during the Bihar election, the MP for Darbhanga added that he did not raise any issue from the elections nor did he blame the Prime Minister or the central leadership for the defeat on a public platform.
“I have never, outside party forum, alleged that our party men are involved in corruption activities,” he argued, challenging the party to provide him with evidence from any press release or news paper report.
In his letter, Azad also clarified that the DDCA controversy was not related to the party and he did not name Jaitley or any other BJP leader in his December 20 press conference.
The suspended BJP MP Azad further said he had withdrawn his complaint immediately after the party’s sangathan mantri Ramlal had asked the same with regards to his letter to the police asking for action against the DDCA over the serving of liquor on a dry day. Azad had in June sought action against the president of the DDCA for the charge.
“I have been a loyal soldier of the party for the last 22 years and have not done any act to denigrate the party or which amounts breach of discipline,” he said requesting the party to terminate the proposed disciplinary proceedings against him.