BJP leader Subramanian Swamy will back suspended MP Kirti Azad

NEW DELHI: Controversial BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said that he will help suspended party member Kirti Azad draft a reply to notice from the saffron party.

Subramanian Swamy and Kirti Azad

According to ANI, Swamy seemingly backed Azad, saying that he was well within his rights to help the beleagured former cricketer and that the latter was still a member of BJP.

Making an emotional appeal, Swamy said that “I don’t think the party should lose an honest person like Azad”.

Speaking to the media on his suspension following allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA scam, Azad said, “I have received the (BJP) notice. I will respond to it. (But) I want to know if I have been suspended because I raised my voice against corruption in the DDCA.”

“I have also spoken out against a lot of other corruption cases in the BCCI,” Azad said.

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“I am an MP, I raised some concerns and I have been suspended. But I demand that in 3 months the DDCA matter should be solved. I would want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into this and tell me what my fault is. I want specific answers,” said the former cricketer.

“If speaking the truth is a crime, I will keep committing this crime. I also hope that the BJP’s Margdarshak Mandal looks into this,” Azad concluded.

With ANI