Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Oct 26:
Suspended Odisha BJP leader Ashok Sahu today urged the state leadership to revoke the suspension order on him as he has not indulged in any anti-party activities.
Replying to the show cause notice issued by the party asking him to explain why action should not be taken against him, Sahu said; “My remark in social media has no implication that can be termed as anti-party activities.”
He also termed the suspension order as a ‘hasty’ decision taken without giving him any chance to present his stand on the issue.
He said whatever derogatory remarks he had made against the party leaders were only aimed at defending himself. “After the strong remarks of Manmohan Samal, Samir Deh and Jaynarayan Mishra over my suspension, I made all the allegations only to defend myself,” said Sahu.
He also sought introspection over the defeat in Kandhamal by-elections in which BJP came second even after fielding former Kandhamal MP Rudramadhav Ray.
The BJP on Thursday suspended Sahu on the charge of indiscipline. He had tweeted that the Kandhamal by-poll resultwais a lesson for the BJP to introspect on why the Modi magic was not working in Odisha as it was doing in other parts of the country.
“The BJP in Odisha, as it appears, requires immediate surgery. It is unfortunate that some in the BJP are celebrating it as an achievement,” he had said in his tweet.