Jethmalani continues to be 'Ravan Jethmalani' for BJP

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 09:04 hrs

Jammu: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said suspended party member Ram Jethmalani doesn't deserves a reply anymore.

"I don't think he deserves a reply anymore," said Jaitley, when asked to comment on Jethmalani's letter to BJP President Nitin Gadkari.

Jethmalani has targeted the BJP's leaders in Parliament, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, in a fresh letter written to Gadkari.

"I am convinced you are firmly set on the path of suicide and you are determined to drag the whole party with you," he said in his letter to Gadkari.

The veteran lawyer, who has been asking for Gadkari's resignation, also trained guns at Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley over their opposition to CBI chief Ranjit Sinha's appointment.

"Though I am a senior member of the Rajya Sabha and a founder of the BJP, your present leaders either in the Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha have never once discussed with me anything about the Lokpal Bill. I did not know until I learnt from the press that the appointment of the new incumbent was opposed by our leaders on some different grounds," he said in the letter written on Monday.

The BJP earlier on Monday issued a showcause notice to Jethmalani asking him to explain why he should not be expelled.

The BJP, which deliberated on the anti-party activities of Jethmalani, has given the 86-year-old lawyer a 10-day deadline to put forth his views.

Jethmalani was suspended from the BJP on Sunday with immediate effect for daring the party to act against him on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief's appointment issue, saying it was gross indiscipline.

He had embarrassed his party on several occasions in the recent past, be it his open criticism against the party stand to oppose the appointment of new CBI director, asking Gadkari to step down as party president over corruption charges or controversial remarks about Hindu Lord Ram.

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