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BJP veterans unhappy over Azad suspension

Bolstered by support from Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) veterans including LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha, suspended party MP Kirti Azad is seeking an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 According to sources, the veterans are unhappy over Azad's suspension as they feel that the decision was taken in haste and may cause more harm to the party. The veterans believe BJP has become directionless. Sources also say that the veterans feel there should be an internal inquiry into the allegations made by Azad over DDCA. Another party leader Subramanian Swamy has also come out in support of Azad. He will be helping Azad in drafting his reply to the suspension notice. Azad has been asking the PM to intervene in the matter of his suspension from the party.

 A defiant Azad has maintained that his fight was only against alleged corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and not against any individual. He demanded to know "specific reasons" for the disciplinary action against him by the party."BJP and RSS always speak about uprooting corruption. We also talk about walking the path of Mahatma Gandhi. Thus, I wish that Narendra Modiji intervenes in this issue, goes deeper in it, and then tells me about what I have done wrong, as I need specific answers," Azad had said. Azad has been publicly targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with allegations of irregularities in Delhi's cricket body DDCA.

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