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Rajasthan BJP to suspend MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja for ‘taking on Vasundhara Raje’

The committee had on its agenda an audio in which Ahuja is heard slamming Raje and Parnami and the subsequent statements given to the media. The audio had gone viral on social media channels, causing embarrassment to the party.

February 16, 2018, 11:13 am

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Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

Jaipur: Rajasthan BJP has begun disciplinary proceedings to suspend Gyan Dev Ahuja, the MLA who held chief minister Vasundhara Raje and president Ashok Parnami responsible for the party’s debacle in the recently held by-elections. A meeting of the state party unit’s disciplinary committee was held in Jaipur on Wednesday. The committee had on its agenda an audio in which Ahuja is heard slamming Raje and Parnami and the subsequent statements given to the media. The audio had gone viral on social media channels, causing embarrassment to the party. The committee will prepare a report on Ahuja’s indiscipline and submit it to the national disciplinary committee with a recommendation to suspend Ahuja from the party. Srikrishna Patidar, Ramnarayan Dudi and Madan Lal Saini attended the state committee’s meeting in Jaipur on Wednesday. State president Parnami said that the report would be submitted to Delhi and the national disciplinary committee would take a call on this. Ahuja was discussing the reasons behind the party’s defeat in the by-elections with a party worker. He claimed that he had written to national general secretary Ramlal on January 25 and warned him of impending defeat of the party.

First published: February 15, 2018