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BJP must clarify stand on issues raised by Ghanshyam Tiwari:

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

chief Sachin Pilot today asked the to clarify its stand on the issues raised by its own Ghanshyam Tiwari, who was served a show- cause notice earlier this month for anti-party activities.

In his reply to the notice, the had claimed that he did not attend party meetings and events due to threat to his life, and that he will not bow down to the "corrupt and inferior leadership".

"The party has been raising the issues highlighted by Tiwari in his reply for a long time. The should clarify its stand on these," Pilot said.

Tiwari was served the notice by the BJP's national discipline committee after he alleged that the party in had become "a place for mafias and sycophants while dedicated, loyal and qualified people had been sidelined".

"The points made public by Tiwari are in context to the and the chief minister, and have been raised by the time and again," he said

In the last three years, the has cornered the state on the mines scam, 'Lalitgate' scandal, increasing crime rate and atrocities against women among others, Pilot said.

He claimed that Tiwari's reply validated the anti-people functioning of the

"He has exposed the corruption and the anarchism in the BJP, and the should clear its stand before the public so that democratic values can be protected," the leader said.

The should also give security cover to Tiwari, he demanded.

Tiwari was served a show cause notice by the chairman of the BJP's national discipline committee, Ganeshi Lal, for alleged anti-party activities on May 6.

The had submitted two replies, one yesterday, targeting Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 18:57 IST