BJYM leader expelled for offering prize for cutting Kanhaiya’s tongue

  • PTI, Badaun, UP
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2016 14:55 IST
Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on February 12 on sedition charges, was released from the Tihar jail on March 3 after the Delhi high court granted him interim bail for six months. (HT File Photo)

The BJP’s youth wing leader, who had announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for cutting off JNUSU chief Kanhaiya Kumar’s tongue, was expelled from primary membership on Saturday.

BJP’s district unit head Harish Shakya said the party has expelled BJP Yuva Morcha leader Kuldeep Varshnay for six years.

Shakya told reporters that party has nothing to do with Varshnay’s controversial statement.

“Varshnay’s statement is his personal one and the party has nothing to do with it...he has been expelled from the primary membership for giving such a statement without the consent of party leaders,” he said.

Shakya stated that a notice to remove Varshnay from the post had been issued six months ago, and Ankit Maurya was made working president in his place.

Varshnay had on Friday announced the prize for cutting off Kumar’s tongue accusing him of speaking against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since he was released on bail.

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