‘Rejected’ persons becoming ‘all-in-all’ in govt: Kirti Azad takes jibe at Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Training his guns at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad today said people “rejected” by the electorate have not only been made ministers but have become “all in all” in the government and the party.

“There are people (in the party), who have been rejected by the people in the elections, have not only been made ministers (in the union government) but have actually become ‘sarve-sarva’ (all in all) both in the government and in the organisation,” Azad told a press meet at his residence here. He was apparently referring to Jaitley who had lost in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls but was made Union minister.

Stating that it has been over 300 days since he was suspended by the BJP, Azad said “I had not indulged in any anti-party activities but despite this I was suspended…The party should take a decision. Either it should withdraw my suspension or expel me”.

In response to a query on being suspended from BJP, the three-time Darbhanga MP said he had raised the issue of corruption in the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) of which Jaitley was the all in all.

“My charge of corruption in the cricketing bodies has been corroborated as the Supreme Court has restrained the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from releasing funds to state bodies and directed for auditing of the Board,” he said.

The BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad was suspended by party chief Amit Shah on December 23, 2015 for publicly targeting Finance Minister for “irregularities” in DDCA, of which Jaitley was the President for 13 years till 2013.