Bihar BJP issues showcause notice to MLC Sachidananda Rai for anti-party remarks

MLC Sachidananda Rai had reacted with outrage when the news of a letter, issued by the special branch of the police to district units two months ago, surfaced last week.

Published: 22nd July 2019 01:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2019 11:25 AM   |  A+A-

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PATNA: BJP MLC Sachidananad Rai was issued a show cause notice for his scathing attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the wake of a letter issued by the state intelligence wing seeking information on the Right-wing organisations. 

Amrendra Pratap Singh, the president of BJP’s disciplinary committee, gave a 10-day deadline to Rai for explaining why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for unnecessarily attacking the chief minister. “Statements in your personal capacity, are  at odds with the party’s official stand and such act has undermined the sanctity of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA),” read the notice.

An influential leader from Siwan district, Rai had said that the BJP ought to be cautious of Nitish, who also heads the home department in Bihar. “Nitish is known for breaking alliance, not the BJP,” he had said.
Later, senior JD(U) leader Pawan Verma had challenged the BJP to take what happens when it breaks 
the alliance. 

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