BJP MP Jayant Sinha, while responding to the party's show-cause notice for not participating in the election campaign, said that he was being targeted unjustly.

BJP MP Jayant Sinha.  File

BJP MP Jayant Sinha. File | Photo credit: Prashant Nakwe

Outgoing Hazaribagh MP and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jayant Sinha responded to the show-cause notice issued to him by BJP state general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Aditya Sahu on May 23. gave

On May 21, the BJP had issued a show-cause notice and directed him to reply within two days, asking him why he did not participate in the election campaign of BJP candidate Manish Jaiswal and Neither visited the booth to vote that day. Polling on May 20

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In a response letter that he posted on social media X alleged that he was being unfairly targeted. Clarifying his stand, he said that he had voted through the postal ballot process, so Mr. Sahu was to be accused of not exercising his duty to vote.

Mr. Sinha, son of former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, said he was surprised to receive the letter through the media. In response, he reminded that he had already discussed with party president JP Nadda and requested him to be relieved of election duties.

“On March 2, 2024, well before the elections, I announced my decision to step down from election duties to focus on combating global climate change. This decision is for clarity and transparency. was announced publicly via a tweet, “Mr. Sinha replied that he then rewrote his X message that he had posted on March 2.

Responding to the party's Hazaribagh candidate Manish Jaiswal not campaigning and not participating in any party event, Mr. Sinha asserted that he was never approached by BJP leaders for any event. What did

He wrote in the message that he congratulated Mr. Jaiswal through social media on March 8, 2024 and expressed his readiness for the party's election.

If the party wanted me to participate in any election activities, you could have contacted me. However, not a single senior party functionary or MP/MLA from Jharkhand reached out to me after my announcement. I was not invited to any party program, rally or organizational meeting. If Babulal Marandiji wanted me to attend, he could have invited me, but he did not. Sinha said in the letter.

He also stated that he received a call from Mr. Jaiswal on the evening of April 29, 2024 when he was in Delhi to invite him to his nomination rally on May 1, 2024. He said it was not possible due to the late notice. He will reach Hazaribagh by the morning of May 1, 2024.

“Consequently, I traveled to Hazaribagh on May 2, 2024 and went straight to Jaiswal KG's residence to offer my condolences. He was not there, so I conveyed my message to his family. No further contact with Jaiswalji. I left Hazaribagh on 3rd May 2024 and returned to Delhi. After informing the Speaker of Lok Sabha, I left India on 10 May 2024 to attend some important personal engagements abroad. The party had not asked me to attend any event, so I saw no reason to stop. Before leaving India, I sent my vote by postal ballot. So you are wrong to allege that I did not exercise my responsibility to vote. Sinha said. He also said that he has discharged all the responsibilities of his party with full integrity and honesty.

“Given my contribution to the party and the circumstances, it is inappropriate to release your letter publicly. Your conduct demoralizes the dedicated party workers and harms the party's collective efforts. Furthermore, the party Despite my loyalty and hard work, it seems I am being unfairly targeted,” Sinha said.

He asserted that it was illogical to send him a letter after the election was over.

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