Former BJP legislator Vikram Randhawa gets notice for levelling allegations against MoS Jitendra Singh

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Jammu: A senior BJP leader and former legislator Vikram Randhawa, who levelled serious allegations of corruption against a sitting union minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday, was finally served a show cause notice by the party.

Issued by BJP’s three member disciplinary committee headed by party’s chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi, the notice pointed out Randhawa that his levelling allegations against a union minister and the use of unparliamentary language during media interactions was “highly objectionable’’. “More so, this has prima facie tarnished the image of the party, believing strictly in discipline and decency,’’ it said, asking Randhawa to submit his reply to the notice along with evidence within two days.

Pointing out that next date in the matter will be fixed following receipt of his reply, it said that proceedings will be done expeditiously and report will be submitted to Party President of Jammu and Kashmir Bhartiya Janata Party within two weeks positively. 

Earlier during the day, Randhawa in a media interaction had levelled allegations of corruption against the union minister, his personal staff and some bureaucrats. He had even threatened to kill one of the official before committing self immolation on Monday. 

Later, according to a statement circulated by minister’s staff, the union minister denied all the charges as baseless, adding that he will a file a defamation suit against Randhawa.