Bangalore: The ruling BJP in Karnataka on Saturday slapped a show cause notice on party leader and Yeddyurappa loyalist V Dhananjaykumar for his outbursts against state unit leaders, including Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar.
BJP general secretary Raghunath Malkapure issued the notice, asking Kumar to reply within seven days.
Earlier in the day, Dhananjaykumar had slammed Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar for his `failure` to protect the state`s interests on the Cauvery issue. He had also recently criticised Deputy Chief Minister KS Eswarappa over it.
Kumar, whom Shettar had recently sacked as Special Representative of Karnataka in Delhi, said he was yet to receive the notice and would then decide whether to reply to it.
Ruling BJP leaders including Yeddyurappa have been criticising four union ministers representing Karnataka, particularly Krishna, for their "failure" to convince the Prime Minister about the water-situation.