Kirti Azad accused Arun Jaitley for DDCA correuption    Getty Images
Kirti Azad accused Arun Jaitley for DDCA correuption Getty Images

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday suspended MP Kirti Azad, who was in the line of fire for his tirade against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the alleged scams in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). The BJP had earlier said that action would be taken against Azad for embarrassing the party in connection with the alleged corruption prevailing in DDCA. “Party democracy doesn’t give you the right to slander and then get prodded by the opposition in Parliament. And then, you embarrass the government in Parliament. Through tweets, you provoke the leader and this entire episode amounts to gross indiscipline,” BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh told ANI. READ: BJP leader Sushil Modi demands disciplinary action against Kirti Azad

“It’s time for action. It is my feeling, because it’s not giving a good name to the party. Because, this indiscipline is not giving a good signal to the party cadre,” he added.

Earlier, Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi demanded disciplinary action against Kirti Azad for targetting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the DDCA issue. This is the first time that action against Azad has been demanded by a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader after he targeted Jaitley on alleged irregularities in the DDCA. Sushil Modi said the party is likely to act against Azad after the winter session of the parliament . Cricketer-turned-politician Azad is a BJP MP from Bihar s Darbhanga constituency and the son of former Bihar chief minister Bhagwat Jha Azad