Manvendra, an MLA from Shiv under Barmer LS constituency, has been campaigning for his father and former Union Minister, contesting as an independent, and refraining from attending party meetings in favour of its official candidate Sonaram Choudhary.
The decision to suspend Manvendra was taken by BJP's Rajasthan unit following reports that he was campaigning against Choudhary in Barmer and supporting Jaswant Singh who is in fray there as an independent after having been refused nomination. This, state BJP sources said, amounts to "gross anti-party activities".
Jaswant Singh termed as a "revenge" the actions taken by BJP against his son.
"This kind of step has been taken with the intention of taking revenge. This is condemnable because he (Manavendra) is her for so many days and I never used to meet him fearing what the party will think about it. Injustice has been done surely", he said.
On the direction of the party central leadership, Manvendra's case was referred to the state disciplinary action committee and till then his primary membership has been suspended, Onkar Singh Lakhawat, state BJP vice president.
The disciplinary action committee would take up this matter soon for a final decision, if any, Lakhawat said.
(With agency inputs)