BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad was today suspended by party chief Amit Shah for publicly targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with allegations of irregularities in Delhi’s cricket body DDCA. “Kirti Azad, Darbhanga MP, is suspended from party with immediate effect for his anti-party activities,” a BJP statement said. Azad, elected to the Lok Sabha from Darbhanga in Bihar, held the press conference on Sunday and alleged massive corruption in the affairs of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). The BJP MP, who has been backed by former India cricket captain Bishen Singh Bedi and sulking BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, followed up the presser with an open dare on social media and barbs in Parliament targeting Mr. Jaitley, prompting the party to crack the whip.
Suspended from his party, the BJP, cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad has responded with a warning: "Just watch what happens next... I'll show them." "My suspension is bad for the party, not me," Mr Azad told the media in Ahmedabad. "I have worked honestly for the party but I was branded anti-party. I have never spoken against the party."