‘Upset that defamation case not filed against me’: Kirti Azad

New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad, who has been in the line of fire for raising the issue of corruption and irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Administration (DDCA), on Monday said he was upset that the defamation case was not filed against me.

“I am upset that the defamation suit is not against me. I wish the case was against me because I am the one who raised this issue,” Azad told ANI.

“The AAP and the Congress Party are taking my issue that I raised eight years ago. The issue is associated with me, former cricketers and the members of the DDCA,” he added.

Earlier, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley filed criminal defamation case against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders.

Jaitley has filed criminal defamation cases against AAP leaders Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai in the Patiala House Court.

The Finance Minister had earlier filed civil defamation suit in Delhi High Court of Rs 10 crores against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, amid a raging row over irregularities in the DDCA and allegations of corruptions against him by the Delhi Government. (ANI)