Keshubhai upset with BJP central leadership for show cause noticeDecember 23rd, 2007 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin
Gandhinagar(Guj.), Dec 23 (ANI): Slapped with a show cause notice for indulging in “anti-party” activities, an upset Keshubhai Patel has criticised the central leadership saying it would have been better if he had been asked to explain his views in person.
“If I would have been called there and asked what I had to say about it, it would have been better…,” he told reporters in his first reaction to the party’s action against him.
The former Chief Minister said he will “definitely reply” to the notice issued to him by the party once hereceives its copy.
“I haven’t got the notice yet. And when the letter will come, I will definitely reply,” he said, adding “It would have been better if I had been summoned (to Delhi) for my views.”
The BJP has issued notice against four rebel leaders including Keshubhai Patel, last night for hurting party’s interests during the Assembly polls by issuing public statement against Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Besides Keshubhai, the party issued notice to Surat MP Kashiram Rana and suspended Lok Sabha members Vallabh Kathiria and Somabhai Patel.
Keshubhai had compared Modi with Hitler’ and had also said that a “mini-emergency like situation” prevailed in Gujarat in the run up to the state elections.
Also, the Sardar Patel Utkarsh Samiti came out with a number of advertisements with Keshubhai’s appeal in the vernacular newspapers just a few days ahead of the elections, calling for a “change in the dictatorial regime”. (ANI)
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