New Delhi: At 11:51 pm on Monday, a post on BJP lawmaker Kirti Azad's twitter page 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 Mr 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, his twitter account pinged again. This time Mr Azad had tweeted that his account had been hacked.
This indicated that Mr Azad's account was hacked but he was in control of it again. He was not available for comments.
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.
Mr Shah, in a statement, defended Mr Jaitley, attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for "attempting to malign" the Finance Minister's image but remained silent on Mr Azad.
Since Sunday, Mr Azad has used his twitter account to say a lot, adding to his press conference on Sunday in which he had claimed rampant corruption in the DDCA that Mr Jaitley headed for 13 years till 2013.
On Monday, he even challenged Mr 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 Mr Jaitley.