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Somnath expulsion: BJP questions CPI-M's timing

delhi Updated: Jul 23, 2008 22:38 IST

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Questioning the timing of Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee's expulsion, BJP on Wednesday claimed the CPI-M acted late in firing him from the party as it wanted him to preside over the trust vote.

"Why did the CPI-M delay its decision by a day? This proves that they wanted the trust vote to happen under him," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters in New Delhi on Wednesday.

If they had expelled him a day before, the Speaker would have had no moral authority to preside over the house proceedings, he said.

"The party which claimed high discipline and standards have now got exposed with one of its senior members defying its orders," he said.