The drama over Kirti Azad’s suspension has snowballed into an internal tug-of-war for the BJP. Senior BJP leaders led by LK Advani are believed to be unhappy and are holding consultations among themselves to decide upon a line to take on the action against the BJP dissenter who dared to expose corruption in Delhi cricket set up providing a platform to the opposition to target Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Dr Subramanian Swamy, another senior BJP leader who has won kudos from the party for taking on the Gandhis has also pledged Kirti Azad support. Highly placed sources have told NewsX that there are many within the BJP including the veterans who believe that Azad’s suspension has signalled to one and all that honesty has been punished by a party that has gone soft on corruption after it has tasted power.
It is curious that there are many in the BJP who think this way especially as the party’s president has made it clear that Azad was axed because he was indulging in anti-party activities. The question is why aren’t some of the most experienced leaders in the BJP willing to believe this?