BJP seeks clarification from Shourie over remarks

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New Delhi, Aug 25: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, Aug 25 asked senior leader Arun Shourie to 'clarify' his remarks made against the party during his interview to TV channel on Monday, Aug 24.

BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said, "The party has called for a clarification from Arun Shourie (over his remarks yesterday). This is not not a show-cause notice. Nor has he been sent a notice seeking explanation. Only a clarification has been sought."

Arun Shourie made an attack on party president Rajnath Singh, calling him 'Alice in Blunderland' and describing the party leadership as 'Humpty Dumpty'.

"In my view, the BJP is a kati patang (a loose kite). Unless it is got hold of swiftly by--I don't see people within the party who now have such authority. If anybody can do it, it is only the RSS," Shourie said in the interview.

"Shourie was close to the RSS, the BJP"s parent organisation, and, therefore, caution needed to be exercised. While, Jaswant Singh, on the other hand, was never an RSS favourite," a BJP insider said.

Last week, BJP expelled senior party leader Jaswant Singh for praising Pakistani founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his book 'Jinnah - India-Partition-Independence'.

Jaswant Singh wasn't given any notice and was told about his expulsion over the phone by Rajnath Singh.

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