Rajnath Singh unlikely to expel Shourie: BJP sources

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New Delhi, Aug.26 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh is unlikely to expel noted journalist and senior leader Arun Shourie from the party, but may just issue an admonishment, BJP sources told a television channel.

According to the sources, expelling Shourie could be seen as a retaliatory personal attack by Singh.

On Tuesday, the BJP issued a show cause notice to Shourie to explain his outburst against the party and its leadership through the media.

BJP has sought clarification from Shourie over his remarks made in an interview to NDTV on Monday.

The much-anticipated action came Shourie's remarks that termed the party as "Kati Patang" (a kite without its sting attached) and described Singh as "Alice in Blunderland" and "Humpty Dumpty". These statements are being viewed as acts of indiscipline.

"You want to be the Humpty Dumpty and also want everyone to believe what you write. Rajnath Singh is Alice in Blunderland," said Shourie.

Shourie had also urged the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh to takeover the charge of the BJP and suggested to remove all its top leaders.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met here to discuss Shourie"s remarks against the party.

Besides party president Rajnath Singh, party Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, party general secretaries Vijay Goel and Vinay Katiyar attended the meeting at the party headquarters. ccording to sources, the leaders reviewed the situation but apparently no decision was taken.xpressing confidence that the party would emerge stronger, Naqvi said there was no revolt in the party.

At a book release function on Tuesday evening, Shourie said that he was still in touch with the party leadership, and communication lines were still open. (ANI)

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