Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad gets Swamy's support
| Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 13:29
New Delhi: Kirti Azad - the MP suspended from the BJP in the wake of corruption charges against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the running of the DDCA - has found a supporter in party leader Subramanian Swamy.
"I have received the (suspension) notice and will respond to it. Subramanian Swamy has assured of help in drafting the reply," Kirti Azad told the media on Thursday.
The parliamentarian also said that if speaking the truth was a crime, he would continue to do so again and again and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the whole matter.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday suspended Azad from the party for what the party dubbed "anti-party activities" after he alleged large-scale corruption in Delhi's cricket body when it was headed by Jaitley.
Swamy said he "did not think the party should lose an honest person like him (Azad)".
"I will assist Azad in drafting a reply to the BJP notice. He is still a BJP member. I have every right to assist him," Swamy said.