Suspended BJP MP Ram Jethmalani on Monday adopted a dismissive stance to the show-cause notice issued to him by the party asking why he should not be expelled for indiscipline and said he was too busy with his law practice to answer such documents.

“I have only heard about it [the show-cause] from the media. I have not read the great document which is coming to me. When I receive this document and I read it, I will tell you what I can do — I am too busy a lawyer to reply to any document within 10 years,” Mr. Jethmalani told reporters.

The BJP has reportedly given him 10 days to answer.

“The tragedy of my life is that yesterday [on Sunday] for the first time I said that the Prime Minister of this country had at least done one good thing that he has prevented a corrupt man from becoming Director of the CBI,” Mr. Jethmalani said.

He again praised Manmohan Singh for selecting Ranjit Sinha as CBI Director saying he had appointed the right person.

“The BJP has suspended me from the party for saying something which has pleased the PM of this country. It is an act of indiscipline according to the BJP,” Mr. Jethmalani said.

Asked if his suspension had come due to his attacks on BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, he said: “I don’t know but I am entitled to suspect that.”

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