MP BJP leader expelled for anti-Gadkari remarks
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 18:18
  
Bhopal: Two days after he publicly criticised BJP President Nitin Gadkari, former MP and state leader Laxman Singh was today expelled from the party.

"I have expelled Singh from the primary membership of the party," Madhya Pradesh BJP President Prabhat Jha said.

Reacting to his expulsion, Singh merely said "thanks".

The ex-BJP member of Parliament, brother of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, had launched a broadside against Gadkari at a press conference in Guna on Tuesday.

Singh had said Gadkari, who took over the top party post in December last, "lacked political experience" and had been making "irresponsible" statements.

He had also questioned BJP's decisions to bring back senior leader Jaswant Singh into the party fold and fielding a prominent lawyer, who had defended Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, for Rajya Sabha polls last month.

Earlier, he said it was up to the party leadership to decide on action against him.

"I have said what I wanted to say and it was now for the party to decide what action it wants to take against me," Singh said here.

The former Parliamentarian had also said that Gadkari, who took over the top party post in December last, "lacked political experience".

PTI


First Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 18:18


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