MP BJP leader expelled for anti-Gadkari remarks

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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