Rahul Gandhi demanded that the prime minister order a probe into the affairs of the DDCA © Getty Images
Rahul Gandhi demanded that the prime minister order a probe into the affairs of the DDCA © Getty Images

Lucknow: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday once again trained his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his silence on many issues, including corruption, was “deafening”. Gandhi also demanded that the prime minister order a probe into the affairs of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). “During campaigning in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi-ji said na khaunga na khaane doonga [neither will I indulge in corruption, nor allow anyone else to indulge in it]. But now people from his own party are shown the door when they raise corruption issues,” the Congress leader remarked. Kirti Azad gets backing from CSI

“Ab Modi-ji jawaab dein… [Let Modi reply to the issue now],” the Amethi MP said. Referring to the suspension of BJP’s Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad after he alleged corruption in the DDCA when it was headed by present Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rahul Gandhi said the prime minister should order a probe into DDCA affairs and take necessary action. The Congress vice president, who arrived in Amethi for a two-day visit from December 23, later flew back to New Delhi. He met party workers, office-bearers of district Congress units and interacted with over 200 newly elected village heads during his visit. The BJP on Wednesday suspended Azad from the party. DDCA corruption to be investigated by Delhi government through Commission of Inquiry

Earlier, Clean Sports (CSI), a movement for corruption-free sports, offered its support to cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad who has been suspended by the BJP for leading a campaign against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on alleged corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). “Clean Sports India strongly condemns the action of BJP to suspend Kirti Azad who is fighting against corruption in DDCA,” the CSI said in a statement, reported PTI.