Suspense over action against BJP MLA
Suspense persists over the status of disciplinary action against Member of Legislative Assembly Manvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, who contested the Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate from Barmer.
Disciplinary Action Committee of Bharatiya Janata Party has already served a show cause notice to Mr Singh for his ''anti-party activities'' in the election.
However, Mr Singh is yet to reply on the notice served to him.
The committee has received proof of his involvement in favour of his father.
It said that due to Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's oath taking ceremony on May 26 it has not been able to hold a meeting on the issue with its chairman and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Narayan Dudi.
The party leaders, however, are divided on the measures to be taken against him as a section wants immediate action against Mr Singh.
Sources here said the delay in the process was due to Jaswant Singh's close association with BJP senior leader L K Advani and other leaders, who were trying to settle the issue amicably.
Singh junior reportedly met with Mr Advani and told him about his interest to again tie-up with the party. They had also discussed on the reasons for Singh contesting the election independently.
Like Mr Singh, former MP from Sikar Subhash Maharia, who was expelled from the party for contesting against a party candidate, is also trying to return to the party-fold.
Workers of both the leaders have also expressed their interest in re-aligning with BJP.
(Posted on 23-05-2014)