[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he BJP seemed to be getting ready to give a ‘parting’ New Year gift to three-term party MP, Kirit Azad, ostensibly for exposing the scandal in the Delhi District Cricket Association and targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who was president of the criicket body for 14 years until 2013. After placing him under suspension last week, the party has served a second show cause notice on Azad asking him within ten days why he should not be expelled.
However, aware that the BJP will be criticized for taking action against a the MP for exposing corruption in a sports body, the BJP has taken caution that the second show cause notice does not mention DDCA scandal.
The second show cause notice on Kirti shows that the BJP leadership has not accepted his explanation to the first show cause notice where he had said that the DDCA does not come under the purview of the party’s discipline and he had done nothing wrong to invite any punitive action by the party by exposing the corruption in the cricket body. Kirti had also sought an appointed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain his stand, but the PM did not oblige him.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]I[/dropcap]n its second show cause, the BJP has accused the former India cricketer and Darbhanga MP’s of lowering the prestige of the party and its office-bearers. “You have colluded with opposition parties, including Congress and AAP, and embarrassed the party and its office bearers. You have both inside and outside Parliament conducted yourself in a manner which clearly amounts to indiscipline and anti-party activities…” a BJP Parliamentary Board notice to Azad read.
Following is the copy of the BJP notice: