BJP MP Kirti Azad on Sunday alleged that Delhi District Cricket Association had given crores of money to bogus companies for work which was never specified.
The MP from Bihar showed a WikiLeaks India video which claimed that companies awarded tender for work at Delhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla stadium had given false addresses and that these tenders were inflated by DDCA members. The video further claims that DDCA had hired equipments at exorbitant rates, including a laptop for Rs 16,000 a day and a printer for 3000 for a day.
Kirti Azad also clarified that he had no personal enmity with anybody and just wanted to expose the corruption. “Let me start out by saying I’m a big fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his campaign against corruption,” he said at a media briefing at the Press Club of India here. “I just want to expose corruption. I repeat, this is not a personal or against one person. It is against corruption.”
BJP chief Amit Shah had summoned Kirti Azad on Friday to impress upon him that he should not go ahead with his charges at a time when opposition parties, especially AAP, have gone after finance minister Arun Jaitley over the alleged corruption in DDCA when he headed the cricket body. Azad had, however, later reiterated his decision of holding a press conference.
The three-time MP has been a known detractor of Jaitley over his stewardship of DDCA.