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Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad to move court against Modi govt, Jaitley

Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Thursday dragged the Modi government into his campaign against alleged corruption in the DDCA case and said he will move court against it and finance minister Arun Jaitley.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2016 14:07 IST
Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirti Azad during a press conference at Kochi.
Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirti Azad during a press conference at Kochi.(PTI Photo)

Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Thursday dragged the Modi government into his campaign against alleged corruption in the DDCA case and said he will move court against it and finance minister Arun Jaitley, adding that the CBI remains a “caged parrot”.

At a press conference in New Delhi, he also released a letter written by him to Jaitley last September in which he alleged that the senior BJP leader played a “nefarious role” in messing up the DDCA and Hockey India.

“The day is not far when you will have to be answerable for all the loot that took place right under your charge... While cricket went to the dogs in your regime, only your trusted friends prospered,” he wrote on September 13.

Jaitley has denied all the charges and filed a civil and criminal defamation case against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders for their similar accusations against him.

Keeping up his attack on Jaitley, Azad suggested on Thursday his role in a “mysterious” mail sent to the Delhi and District Cricket Association(DDCA) office-bearers about re-appointing a “favourite” auditor and filing of a defamation case against him and Kejriwal.

“Like always there are outsiders in ‘non-executive roles’ without any accountability who keep advising DDCA office- bearers how to run it,” he told the media, taking a swipe at Jaitley who has insisted that his tenure as the DDCA president was non-executive.

BJP has suspended Azad for his relentless attack on Jaitley, who the party has insisted is a man of highest probity, and served him a show cause notice, asking why he should not be expelled.

Azad, however, claimed that BJP will revoke his suspension as he had not targeted the party or the government.

The report of Justice Mukul Mudgal, who was appointed observer by the Delhi high court for the India-South Africa cricket test in New Delhi, corroborates most of the charges made by him, Azad said, adding that he would move a writ petition after Mudgal files his second report.