BJP suspends defiant Azad for taking on Jaitley
New Delhi: The BJP suspended its MP Kirti Azad, who has alleged large-scale corruption in Delhi’s cricket body when it was headed by now Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Azad termed the action “unfortunate” and vowed to fight on. “He has been suspended with immediate effect for anti-party activities,” Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Anil Jain told IANS, reading out an official statement. The action came eight years after Azad unleashed a campaign to expose what he said was massive corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), which Jaitley headed for 13 years till 2013. The action against Azad drew immediate criticism from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who said the suspension had “totally exposed” the BJP. Azad has been punished for battling corruption, he said.Congress leader Digvijay Singh demanded to know if Azad had been suspended for speaking out against corruption.