Yet another controversy hits BJP
SUSPENSION OF Vikas Nagar divisional president Sadashiv Mishra from the BJP late Sunday night allegedly for misbehaving with organising secretary Manoranjan Mishra has led to yet another controversy in the already fragmented State unit of the party.india Updated: Sep 19, 2006 01:33 IST
SUSPENSION OF Vikas Nagar divisional president Sadashiv Mishra from the BJP late Sunday night allegedly for misbehaving with organising secretary Manoranjan Mishra has led to yet another controversy in the already fragmented State unit of the party.
The party, which has repeatedly assured its workers that due importance would be given to them, suspended from the party Sadashiv Mishra on verbal complaint and without giving him any opportunity to explain his view point.
As a result, 10 of the 13 divisional presidents wrote a letter to the district president of the party today demanding a thorough probe into the incident in which Sadashiv Mishra reportedly misbehaved with Manoranjan Mishra at the Avadh Chetra office of the party in Nirala Nagar on Sunday night.
An enraged Sadashiv has sent a detailed letter giving his version of the incident to senior party leaders, including Atal Bihari Vajpayee, national president of the party Rajnath Singh, Kalyan Singh, Lalji Tandon, state BJP president Keshari Nath Tripathi and others.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Sadashiv said here on Monday night that he had been associated with the party for the last 15 years and his only fault was that he was going through a list of prominent party workers prepared by Manoranjan Mishra when he (Manoranjan) suddenly pushed him from behind, snatched away the list and used abusive language, asking him to get out of the office without any provocation.
By the time, he was thinking his next move, said Sadashiv, he was informed by mediapersons that he had been suspended from the party. Sadashiv alleged that Manoranjan Mishra used to take his private vehicle on secret mission for hours but later he refused to oblige due to his suspicious activities and that was the reason whu Manoranjan was not happy with him. “I have not yet received the suspension letter but read about it in newspapers”, he regretted.
While Monoranjan Mishra refused to say anything on the plea that he was not supposed to talk to media, State BJP president Keshari Nath Tripathi, however, justified his decision of suspension saying that strict measures were required to check indiscipline and no junior could be allowed to misbehave with senior colleagues in the party.
First Published: Sep 19, 2006 01:33 IST