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BJP slaps show cause notice on Sakshi Maharaj

Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj   | Photo Credit: PTI

BJP slapped a show cause notice on party’s Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj on Monday asking him to explain why action should not be initiated against him for his controversial remarks in the recent past.

The notice has been sent on the direction of BJP president Amit Shah. Mr. Sakshi has been asked to respond within 10 days his position on why he continued to make “controversial statements which go against the party line despite having been warned,” BJP sources said here.

The BJP MP was not immediately available for comments.

Mr. Sakshi was at the centre of a controversy when he asked Hindu women to have at least four children, sparking condemnation from the Opposition which alleged that the ruling party was trying to polarise the atmosphere.

BJP had distanced itself from his remarks and had urged its workers and public representatives to refrain from making such comments.

Mr. Sakshi had earlier stoked a row by describing Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a “patriot” and was forced to apologise in Parliament.

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