Articles about Kirti Azad
Kirti Azad, born in Darbhanga, Bihar, is a former Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha and a part of the Indian National Congress (INC). A graduate of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, he was a cricketer who played for the Indian team that won the 1983 World Cup. In a short meeting with a BJP leader during a Ranji Trophy match in 1993, he is said to have been inspired to join politics. He successfully contested his first Legislative Assembly election from Delhi’s Gole Market on a BJP ticket in 1993. Later, he contested the 1999 Lok Sabha elections from Darbhanga and won; he was re-elected from the same constituency in the 2009 and 2014 General Elections. In 2015, Azad was vocal in his criticism against the then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s possible role in the District Cricket Association (DDCA) scam, which led to his expulsion from the BJP. He went on to join the Congress in 2019, the party that his late father—former Chief Minister of Bihar, Bhagwat Jha Azad—had served. Post his expulsion, Azad continued to hold the LS seat from Darbhanga. However, he suffered a defeat in the 2019 General Elections, losing to two-time MP Pashupati Nath Singh from Dhanbad, Jharkhand.
25 Jun 2019Sports
The day of June 25 in 1983 holds a special place in the hearts of Indian fans, as India overcome West Indies to be crowned the world champions for the first time ever.
12 May 2019Politics
The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.
18 Feb 2019Politics
Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad, who was suspended by the ruling BJP for anti-party activities, joined Congress today.
17 Mar 2018India
A BJP worker was attacked and his father beheaded outside his house in Bihar's Darbhanga city on Thursday night by a group of 20-25 people.
28 Feb 2018Politics
The BJP worker whose car mowed down nine children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has surrendered to police after four days on the run.
27 Feb 2018Politics
Opposition parties in Bihar have kept up the pressure on the BJP, an ally of the ruling JD(U), over its 'lax' action on the hit-and-run case where one of its members was involved.
30 Sep 2017Sports
Despite being cleared by the BCCI, India's U-19 cricketer Manjot Kalra was directed to undergo another age verification test, by the DDCA (Delhi & District Cricket Association).
26 Sep 2017Politics
FM Arun Jaitley accused Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of delaying the Delhi HC's court proceedings by asking for the minutes of the meetings of Delhi and District Association (DDCA) between 1999 and 2014.
12 Apr 2017Delhi
According to sources in the excise department, five-star hotels along the Delhi-Gurugram expressway could escape the liquor ban implemented by Supreme Court.
26 Mar 2017Politics
Following a Delhi court's notice to stand trial in the suit filed by Arun Jaitley, Arvind Kejriwal would become the first Delhi CM to stand trial in a defamation suit.
21 Sep 2016Sports
Ajay Shirke was re-elected as the Secretary of the board at the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI),
13 Sep 2016Politics
According to reports, cricketer Praveen Kumar met Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and decided to join Samajwadi Party.
09 Sep 2016Sports
The Board of Control for Cricket in India will now finalize a national selector by a process of individual interviews, ending the previous process of nominations from zonal associations.
13 Aug 2016Sports
Union sports minister Vijay Goel clarified that all charges of misconduct against him and his escorts at the Rio Olympics were a "misunderstanding", striving to push back against the statements that have outraged sports fans.