Bangalore: Ruling BJP in Karnataka on Monday night
suspended BJ Puttaswamy who was fielded as a candidate for
Rajya Sabbha elections by the BS Yeddyurappa camp apparently
to put pressure on the central leadership to reinstate the
state party strongman as Chief Minister.
The party suspended Puttaswamy, also a special invitee to
BJP`s backward classes cell, for filing papers which was an
"anti-party activity", BJP state President KS Eshwarappa
told reporters here.
"Puttaswamy is not an official candidate of BJP",
Eshwarappa said hours after Yeddyurappa loyalist Puttaswamy
made a last-minute entry on the last day of nomination filing
hotting up the poll scene amid the political crisis gripping
BJP in the state.
The party also felt it was wrong on the part of ten MLAs
who signed the nomination papers of Puttaswamy, he said.
Eshwarappa said notices would be issued to these MLAs
seeking an explanation for their action.