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BJP suspends MLA from party after public spat with minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 21:59

Chandigarh: The BJP on Tuesday suspended MLA
Jagdish Sahni, embroiled in a public spat with party colleague
and Punjab minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla, from primary
membership of the party on charges of indiscipline.

In a notice to Sahni, party legislator from Batala who
yesterday submitted his resignation to the Punjab Chief
Minister from the post of Chief Parliamentary Secretary,
Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma asked him to filed his
explanation within seven days.

"In case you don`t reply within this period, it will
be presumed and the party will take ex-parte decision against
you," Sharma said in the notice.

Sahni had levelled allegations of corruption against
Chawla, who had denied the charges. Chawla holds the Health
portfolio in the SAD-BJP government in Punjab.

Sharma lashed out at Sahni for taking internal matters
of the party before the media. He also alleged that Sahni used
derogatory, unparliamentary and defamatory language against
the party and its leadership.

After submitting his resignation, Sahni had said that
he will not desert the party.


First Published: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 21:59
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