NEW DELHI: Poonam Azad, wife of suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad and party leader, joined Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and blamed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for her quitting the party.
Poonam, three time BJP national executive member, joined party in presence of Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who said that she will be given important responsibility in Punjab elections. She also met Delhi Chief Minister and party chief Arvind Kejriwal at his residence.
Her husband Kirti Azad, who is MP from Darbhanga in Bihar, was suspended from party after he attacked Jaitley over alleged irregularities in DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association) during later’s tenure as its head.
Poonam, who contested against former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit in 2003, said that she is looking forward to work with AAP.
“We have been mistreated by Arun Jaitley and the decision to quit party was because of him. My husband is also suffering and has been suspended for raising voice against corruption,” said Poonam.
Sisodia said that Poonam will be given key responsibility in Punjab and other states after discussions with her. He praised that she has worked for the betterment of people and will continue to give her services in AAP.