BJP MP Kirti Azad to face disciplinary action for outburst against Jaitley


Kirti Azad

BJP MP Kirti Azad is likely to face disciplinary action on 23 December evening for targeting Union finance minister Arun Jaitley over corruption allegations in Delhi and District Cricket Association.

Azad went against BJP’s diktat meaning a warning by BJP chief Amit Shah when he alleged Jaitley was the president of DDCA till 2013 during which time it was knee-deep in corruption.

He also ridiculed Jaitley both on the social media and in Parliament. On 22 December, he called Jaitley a ‘napunsak’ (impotent) on Twitter and later said that his account was hacked.

It may be noted Jaitley dragged AAP leaders, including Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, to court over their allegations against him of corruption, but has refrained from moving against Azad.

Supporting Jaitley in the BJP Parliamentary Party meet, PM Narendra Modi said, “Nobody can doubt about Jaitley’s honesty. The allegations against him are baseless.” Azad, however, did not take part in the meeting.

On 21 December, BJP chief Amit Shah defending Jaitley accused the AAP government of running a malicious campaign against him, but did not speak a word against Azad, which surprised the BJP leadership.