Jaswant was shabbily dismissed: Govindacharya

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New Delhi, Aug.24 (ANI): Former Bharatiya Janata Party ideologue K N Govindacharya on Monday joined the bandwagon of critics over the Jaswant Singh dismissal issue.

"The manner in which Jaswant Singh was expelled does not behove of a political party... though no member is indispensable, the destiny of a party worker cannot be decided over a cup of tea," Govindacharya told reporters.

He said the BJP should have asked its intellectual cell to study the book, set aside a week for this purpose, summoned Jaswant Singh for an explanation and only then removed him.

Govindacharya termed it as "summarily and shabbily" done expulsion and a "knee-jerk action taken in a hurry".

He said it was the democratic right of an individual to write a book.

He said it was not clear whether Jaswant was expelled over his comments praising Pakistan founder M A Jinnah or for his views against Sardar Patel. (ANI)

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