BJP MP Kirti Azad has upped the ante a day after his press conference, daring party colleague and finance minister Arun Jaitley to lodge defamation cases against him.
Late on Sunday night, the BJP MP from Darbhanga, Bihar, tweeted tagging Jaitley. He dared Jaitely to file defamation cases against him too over the alleged corruption in the DDCA. Taunting the finance minister, Azad asked the former why he was spared while others were not.
' hello dear @arunjaitley hampar defemation file kar rahe ho na? Please karo na Don't take injunction, don't gag freedom of speech.â€” Kirti Azad (@KirtiAzadMP) December 20, 2015
According to an Outlook report, Azad has written around 200 letters to Arun Jaitely during the latterâ€™s tenure as DDCA president between 1999 and 2013. Azad and other former cricketers have alleged that numerous acts of misappropriation and other illegalities have occurred under Jaitley have. In an apparent taunt to Jaitley's plans to file defamation cases, Azad also said:
On Monday, Jaitely was on his way to file defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders for the press conference they held making allegations against Jaitely. At the time of filing, Jaitley and his team were to file the case on Monday afternoon. The Times of India reported that the AAP leaders include Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha, Ashutosh and Deepak Bajpayee. He has sought Rs 10 crore in damages in a suit filed against them in the Patiala House court.
He also filed cases of criminal defamation under Section 500 against them
On Sunday, Azad had held a press conference revealing some details of alleged press such as fake bills, hiring equipment for exorbitant amounts.