The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday suspended its MP Kirti Azad for defying its orders and publicly attacking finance minister Arun Jaitley. The party also asked him to explain his "anti-party conduct", adding that further action will depend on his reply, reported PTI.

The former cricketer had alleged irregularities in the working of the Delhi and District Cricket Association during Jaitley's tenure as its president. He had accused Jaitley of turning a blind eye to the corruption that allegedly flourished under his reign.

Responding to the suspension, The Indian Express quoted Azad as saying, "What anti-party activity have I done? I have been raising this issue since 9 years."

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party was the first to target Jaitley regarding the alleged DDCA corruption, tweeted, "Kirti Azad's mistake was that he spoke up against corruption. Today, the BJP has got completely exposed. The BJP is burried in corruption."