A post on BJP lawmaker and former cricketer Kirti Azad's Twitter page at 11:51 pm on Monday night, suggested that his bitter tussle with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over alleged corruption in the Delhi cricket body DDCA has taken a serious turn.
"I was visited at home by so many agencies to take precaution against threat to my life," said the tweet. It also used a controversial word for Arun Jaitley.
The tweet appeared to indicate that Azad was saying he was not afraid of threats to his life for challenging the Finance Minister. It was a virtual dare to his party to act against him after he went public with allegations of corruption on Mr Jaitley's watch as chief of the DDCA or Delhi and District Cricket Association.
But just after midnight, Azad had tweeted that his account had been hacked. This indicated that Azad's account was hacked but he was in control of it again.
The inflammatory tweet and the "hacked account" allegation came after BJP president Amit Shah broke his silence on an internal row that has become deeply embarrassing for the party. Shah, in a statement, defended Jaitley, attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for "attempting to malign" the Finance Minister's image but remained silent on Azad.
Azad has been using his twitter account to say a lot, adding to his press conference on Sunday. In the press conference, he had claimed rampant corruption in the DDCA that Jaitley headed for 13 years till 2013. On Monday, he even challenged Jaitley to sue him for defamation.
Later, he raised the issue twice in the Lok Sabha, seeking a CBI investigation monitored by a special investigation team. He signed off by reminding the House, "and we know who was heading the DDCA between 2008 and 2013," an apparent reference to Jaitley.