New Delhi, May 28: BJP expels Ram Jethmalani from primary membership for 6 years. He reportedly challenged the party's stand on corruption.
Jethmalani was earlier suspended for speaking against Nitin Gadkari. And once again he is in controversy.
In a letter to Jethmalani, BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar Tuesday said the party's parliamentary board had taken a unanimous decision Monday to expel him from membership of the party.
"The central parliamentary board after considering all your replies, responses and letters was of the unanimous opinion that you have indulged in a breach of discipline. The parliamentary board, therefore, decided to expel you for a period of six years from the primary membership of the Party," the letter stated.
The noted lawyer was also vocal in his opposition to Nitin Gadkari and had pushed demanded that Gadkari should immediately step down in the wake of charges of dubious funding of his Purti Group.
Jethmalani was suspended on November 25 last year after he attacked the party for its criticism on the appointment of the new CBI director.
Jethmalani will continue to stand in the Rajya Sabha MP as an independent candidate.