BJP suspends MLA for remarks against Raje



Jaipur: BJP on Monday suspended a party MLA for his alleged remarks against Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly, Vasundhara Raje.

The party issued a show-cause notice to Hanuman Beniwal yesterday and the decision to suspend him was taken today at a party meeting chaired by state president Arun Chaturvedi here.

"We were getting repeated complaints against Beniwal for his remarks against the party leaders so we decided to suspend him," Chaturvedi said.

"He has been asked to submit his reply within seven days and the matter will now be referred to disciplinary committee for further action," he said.

Beniwal, at a function in Maharani Girls College on Saturday, had accused Raje of being "corrupt" and challenged Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to take action against her.

A decision to launch a state-level campaign from December 13 to December 20 against the state government was also taken in today's meeting.

Chaturvedi said the Congress government in Rajasthan is completing three years this month but its performance has been "very poor" and this will be highlighted in the campaign.

PTI