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DDCA row: Shatrughan Sinha calls Kirti Azad 'a hero'; says Arun Jaitley should resign like Advani did after Hawala

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 2:23 IST

Even as the Aam Aadmi Party escalated its protests against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, his own party members continued to speak against him. After his long-time critic Kirti Azad rebelled against the party diktat of not adding fire to AAP's allegations in the DDCA row, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha too has spoken up against Jaitley.

Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparing Jaitley's alleged involvement in the DDCA scam to LK Advani coming out clean in the Hawala scam, Sinha said that perhaps, the finance minister should take a note from Advani and consider resigning.

Advani was one of the leaders investigated by the CBI during P V Narasimha Rao's tenure as Prime Minister. Advani had resigned and stayed out of Parliament until he was given a clean chit by the Supreme Court.

After the PM drew a parallel between the two cases, Jaitley's critics have been demanding that he too should resign till his name is cleared.

'Kirti Azad-hero of the day'

On reports that BJP might take action against Azad for speaking against Jaitley and drawing attention towards the alleged corruption in DDCA under his tenure as the chairperson, Sinha advised his party leaders to use restrain.

Calling Azad "hero of the day", Sinha said the party should not quell Azad's fight against corruption by taking action against him.

Not a party with difference, BJP a party of differences

Reflecting on the current state of affairs within the party, Sinha said that BJP was increasingly becoming a party of differences while it promised to be a party with a difference.

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First published: 23 December 2015, 1:10 IST
 
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