Former cricketer Kirti Azad who was ousted from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 3 years back again came back to the political platter joining hands with the Congress party.
Kirti Azad termed his new venture in politics as “gharwapsi”.
Azad said, “I have come back home. My father was made an MP at the age of 26 by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1952.” His father Bhagwat Jha Azad was a former Chief Minister of Bihar.
The cricketer-turned-politician will again contest from Darbhaga constituency in Bihar.
Azad was a three-time parliamentarian from Darbhaga and was associated with the BJP for 26 years.
But in 2015, he made allegations on the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley regarding corruption in Delhi cricket body DDCA which led his ouster.
Azad said, “I had raised corruption in DDCA. There were official documents but the party didn’t even look at them, instead they punished me.”
Azad said, “he was stabbed” in the back for his words.
Azad was a part of the Indian cricket world cup winning squad of 1983.