Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the alleged corruptions and irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), and advised him to take action on the row.
“When Prime Minister Modi was campaigning for the General Assembly Elections, he said that ‘Na khaunga na khane dunga’. But today, he is silent on the DDCA scam,” Rahul Gandhi told the reporters here.
“His MP (Kirti Azad) said that corruption took place and there should be enquiry. But he is still silent. People are losing faith on Prime Minister Modi. He should take action on this (DDCA row) and should start the enquiry,” he added.
The BJP on Wednesday suspended its Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad.
The party issued a terse letter in the evening stating, “For anti-party activities, Shri Kirti Azad, MP, Darbhanga, is with immediate effect suspended from the party.”
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday said the suspension of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad is another bid by the ruling dispensation at the centre to protect Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his role in the alleged corruptions in the Delhi and District Cricket Administration (DDCA).
Meanwhile, Jaitley has filed criminal defamation case and also filed civil defamation suit in Delhi High Court of Rs 10 crores against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, amid a raging row over irregularities in the DDCA and allegations of corruptions against him by the Delhi Government.
The Patiala House court has set January 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. as the next date of hearing for the criminal defamation case filed by Jaitley.
Noted criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani will represent Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the defamation lawsuits filed by the Finance Minister.