New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday issued a show cause notice to its suspended leader Ram Jethmalani, asking him why he should not be expelled from the party for six years.
"The parliamentary board discussed the anti-party actions of Mr. Ram Jethmalani. The parliamentary party found appropriate the decision of party president Nitin Gadkari to suspend Jethmalani for his indiscipline and anti-party activities," BJP leader Ananth Kumar told reporters.
He has been asked to reply within 10 days.
"We have also sent him a show cause notice to tell why he should not be expelled from the party for six years," he said.
"I have not seen yet the notice so can not react on it. I don’t think it is unfair. Because I might have done something, which Yashwant Sinha may not have done," Jethmalani said when asked about the show cause notice.
The noted lawyer told reporters this morning that he has written another letter to BJP President Nitin Gadkari, whose resignation he had demanded earlier.
However, he declined to reveal the contents of his letter.
“Please don’t ask me. I am totally indifferent to what’s happening. I have written a letter just now to the Party President, I am not in a position to reveal the contents. I have told them to reveal it to the Press if they want to,” he said.
Jethmalani was suspended by the party Sunday evening after he raised questions about party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley's objection to the appointment of a new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief.
He had earlier called for resignation of Gadkari, who is facing charges of irregularities in his business dealings.