New Delhi: Days after his suspension from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) former cricketer Kirti Azad on Monday in a press conference said he wants to expose the corrupt in the Delhi’s cricket body.
“I have not done anything against the party… but I want to expose those who are corrupt in the DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association),” Azad told media during the conference. “I had brought a lot of things (corruption matters) before the then head, but nobody cared,” he added.
“The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) report that we have been hearing about, asked the DDCA multiple times for the documents but only a few documents were provided,” he said.
Claiming to have carried out a personal investigation in the cricket body, Azad said, “I would like to tell the CBI that I have myself done all the investigation.” This was an effort that was undertaken to weed out corruption in sports, but Azad feels he is being stopped from this move.
He reiterated his statement that he had not crossed the BJP party line and did not indulge in any anti-party activities. Kirti Azad had been accused of acting on behest of Congress President Sonia Gandhi against DDCA.
He said he had “staunchly” worked for the Bharatiya Janata Party for years and always “acted for the party” and “a lot of people are jealous” of him. Talking about his suspension, Azad said that nobody from the party has spoken to him since his suspension.
When asked about Arun Jaitley, Azad said, “Why are you taking Arun Jaitley’s name again and again. It is his birthday today and don’t ruin it. I have never taken his name in the issue but have talked about DDCA as a whole.”
(With Inputs from IANS)