Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) on Friday removed its leader Nagmani from the post of national working president for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities.
The party also asked the former union minister to explain within three days as why his primary membership of the party should not be terminated.
Nagmani, however, denied receiving any such letter from the RLSP and claimed he did not speak a single word against the party.
Notably, Nagmani shared dais with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar twice within a week, probably the reason why party chief Upendra Kushwaha felt peeved and removed him from the post of the party's national working president.
Keeping in mind your indulgence in anti-party activities, the national president has relieved you (Nagmani) of your responsibility with immediate effect. You should also explain within three days as why partys primary membership be not terminated, partys national general secretary Fazal Imam Mallik said in a letter addressed to Nagmani.
Earlier in the day, a host of party leaders and office-bearers led by its Bihar unit secretary general Satyanand Prasad Dangi had demanded the RLSP chief to remove Nagmani from the post over anti-party activities and had also passed a resolution to this effect.
It may be noted that Nagmani had shared the dais with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar first on February 2 during a state level function held to celebrate birth anniversary of his father late Jagdeo Prasad.
For the second time on Friday, he was again with Kumar at a function to unveil the statue of Jagdeo Prasad in the state capital.
Talking to a private news channel, Nagmani said that he has not received any letter removing him from the party post.
I have not received any such notice. I can be able to say anything after getting any such letter, Nagmani said and added that he was not in politics on anyones mercy (kripa).
Asked why he praised Kumar, Nagmani denied doing so and said he only stated that Kumar had performed quite well on carrying out development work in his first term as chief minister when he and Upendra Kushwaha were with him.
However, when both (Nagmani and Kushwaha) broke away from his party, his (Kumars) work for development deteriorated, he remarked.
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