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BJP expels Hari Om who had criticised alliance with PDP

BJP state president and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma expelled Hari Om for "gross indiscipline, anti-party activities and un-repentance for his misconduct."

PTI| Updated: Nov 23, 2015, 18:52 PM IST

Jammu: BJP on Monday expelled senior leader Hari Om from the party's primary membership for six years after he criticised the party's actions, including forming the coalition government with PDP.

BJP state president and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma expelled Hari Om for "gross indiscipline, anti-party activities and un-repentance for his misconduct" after receiving his reply to a show cause notice issued to him on November 5.

"Having received your response to the show cause notice, pertaining to your acts of gross indiscipline and anti-party activities, issued on 05.11.2015 and received by you on the same date, your un-repentance for your misconduct is writ large in your reply," Sharma said in a letter to Hari Om.

"Therefore, keeping in view your anti-party conduct and totally unsatisfactorily explanation, you are hereby expelled from the primary membership of BJP for six years," he added.

Earlier, the party had served a show cause notice on Hari Om who recently criticised the party's actions, including alliance with PDP for forming government in the state, saying it amounted to "gross indiscipline and misconduct".