Jammu: The BJP party of Jammu and Kashmir has said that it has issued a defamation notice to its expelled leader Gagan Bhagat for leveling unfounded and abusive allegations against the state party president and state general secretary.
However, the party had expelled the former RS Pura MLA on Monday for indiscipline and anti-party activities.
A spokesperson of a party “ The BJP has issued a defamation notice to Gagan Bhagat for his defamatory remarks which went against the image of BJP state president Ravinder Raina and BJP state general secretary (organization) Ashok Kaul”
He further added “Another legal notice has been issued to one Rajesh Kumar Parashar for his false allegations against the party president on a social media site”
While issuing the legal notice against Mr.Bhagat, the spokesman has said “ Mr. Bhagat was issued a legal notice for making unfounded, malicious, abusive and defamatory remarks against Mr. Raina and Mr. Kaul in media interviews on 12th December.
He further mentions that serious allegations of impropriety and immorality were leveled against Mr. Bhagat and the issue was referred to the BJP State Disciplinary Committee which recommended action, including expulsion from the party if he did not meet the requirements within three months. He further alleged that instead, Mr. Bhagat indulged in anti-party activities and subsequently the party expelled him from its primary membership.
“Mr. Bhagat defamatory and abusive language affected the reputations of Raina and Kaul. The legal notice asked him to tender a public apology within one week failing which criminal and civil proceedings will be initiated against him in the court of law” said the spokesperson.