Varanasi: BJP has suspended its Varanasi unit's youth wing vice president Shyam Prakash Dwivedi from its primary membership for allegedly announcing a reward of Rs 1 crore for chopping off the tongue of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi who refused to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.
Mr Dwivedi was also removed from his post of Bharatiya Yuva Morcha of Kashi unit.
"On the direction of party's state leadership, Kashi region president Laxman Acharya has removed Shyam Prakash Dwivedi from the post of vice-president of Kashi unit's Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) with immediate effect and also suspended his primary membership of the party here yesterday for allegedly making a controversial remark," said Sanjay Bhardwaj, BJP's Eastern UP media-Incharge.
Mr Dwivedi, a son of BJP's district unit president of Allahabad, Ramraksha Dwivedi, had reportedly announced the reward of Rs 1 crore for chopping off the tongue of Mr Owaisi and called the AIMIM chief a "traitor", saying he has no right to live in India.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen(AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi had, while addressing a public rally in Latur district in Maharashtra on March 13, said he would not chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.
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