BJP has almost made up its mind to take disciplinary action against its MP, Kirti Azad, who’s been leading campaign against corruption in Delhi District Cricket Association.
A tweet (below) by a senior BJP functionary has given the most subtle indication of an action yet against Azad.
Sidharth Nath Singh, who’s a national secretary, tweeted, “Prodded by #SoniaGandhi u embarrass party & provoke thru tweets then one cannot just contemplate but take disciplinary action.time is over (sic).”
Prodded by #SoniaGandhi u embarrass party & provoke thru tweets then one cannot just contemplate but take disciplinary action.time is over
— Sidharth Nath Singh (@SidharthNSingh) December 22, 2015
This comes hours after a tweet from Azad’s twitter handle last night calling Arun Jaitley napunsak or impotent. Azad, however, soon posted another tweet saying his account had been hacked.
But twitter users suspected his claim as the MP from Darbhanga, had not deleted his earlier tweet even after ‘gaining access’ to his account to post a clarifying tweet.
Since Tuesday, when the BJP president Amit Shah came out in public to extend his support to Jaitley, several other leaders too have followed the suit in extending their support for Jaitley.
However, the talk of a possible action has prompted twitter users to question the BJP’s claims on party’s internal democracy.
— Mustapha Mond (@PM_Travel_Tours) December 22, 2015
Kirti dared Jaitley to core. I would appreciate BJP for internal democracy if they don't take action against Kirti. https://t.co/xcwVPbJScn
— Raghvendra (@raghvendra_k) December 22, 2015
Jaitley is facing the heat for the rampant corruption in the DDCA. His troubles compounded after an explosive revelation made by Azad through an 8-minute-long video on Sunday. In that video, Azad was seen accusing Jaitley of forging documents.
Jaitley on Monday had filed civil and criminal defamation against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders.
If indeed the saffron party goes ahead to take action against Azad, it will be seen as an attempt to gag the voices of dissent in the party. The party has been facing revolt from several quarters both before and after the Bihar elections. Azad’s determination to expose corruption in DDCA has only compounded party’s worry as Jaitley is deemed to the second most powerful leader in the party after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.