BJP acts tough on adulterous MLA, proposes suspension

By Gursimran SinghFirst Published 27, Jul 2018, 3:31 PM IST
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The party has proposed that Gagan Bhagat be suspended from the party for a period of three months. It has also proposed that he be expelled from holding any official position in the party for a year. If the MLA fails to resolve all disputes to the satisfaction of complainant parties within a period granted to him, he be expelled from the party.

Acting tough on the MLA from RS Pura Gagan Bhagat for blemishing the BJP's image over his alleged extramarital affair, a disciplinary action committee setup by BJP State president Ravinder Raina, on Thursday proposed the suspension of party MLA Bhagat.

The Jammu and Kashmir leadership of the BJP has proposed that Bhagat be suspended from the party for a period of three months. They proposed that he be expelled from holding any official position in the party for a year. “If the MLA fails to resolve all disputes to the satisfaction of the complainant parties within a period granted to him, he be expelled from the party to not only do justice but also send a message to all members of the party that indiscipline in the party will not be tolerated and the members of the party have to keep their image clean in the public," advocate Sunil Sethi, chairman, DAC said.

On July 4, the BJP’s disciplinary action committee headed by Sunil Sethi, chief spokesperson of the party in Jammu and Kashmir, had issued a notice to Bhagat to appear before the committee. On July 12, the MLA submitted his reply before the committee.

The BJP faced criticism after some objectionable photos of Bhagat went viral on social media. The wife of Gagan Bhagat alleged that he had married the girl. The committee, while taking a strong note of the allegations made by Monika Sharma, wife of Bhagat, served a notice to the MLA.

The family of the girl in the photo filed a police complaint too, and held a protest outside the State BJP office, alleging that the MLA had kidnapped their girl. The wife of Gagan Bhagat, who is a BJP office bearer sought action against him, too. She even submitted some of the objectionable videos of the BJP MLA to the committee on July 4.

Terming this as a “personal matter,” Bhagat refused to make any comment when contacted by MyNation.

While speaking to MyNation, the BJP State president said, “The DAC has forwarded its recommendations to me, I will forward this to the party high command. The final decision will be taken by the central leadership. We have taken a strict action against the party MLA; we are not like the Congress that remains silent over Rahul Gandhi's unparliamentary wink inside the Lok Sabha.”

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Last Updated 27, Jul 2018, 3:31 PM IST