Bhopal: Disgraced former Madhya Pradesh finance minister Raghavji was on Sunday expelled from BJP following sodomy allegations levelled against him by a youth when police booked him in the matter.
    
Claiming that he would come out clean, Raghavji, who was forced to resign from State Cabinet after his servant accused him of sexual abuse and a sleaze video CD allegedly showed him in the act, celebrated his 79th birthday with a lot of pomp and show in his constituency, Vidisha.
    
DIG Bhopal D Sriniwas Verma said that an FIR in the matter has been registered against him by the police at the Habibganj police station on the complaint of Rajkumar Dangi.
    
"After watching developments for the last two days in Raghavji's case, with the complainant first addressing the media and later going to the police station to record his statement, the BJP has decided to expel him from its primary membership," Madhya Pradesh BJP president Narendra Singh Tomar announced at a hurriedly called press conference.
    
Tomar said that the decision to expel Raghavji from the BJP's primary membership was taken by senior party leaders including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former chief ministers Sunderlal Patwa and Kailash Joshi, BJP national vice president Prabhat Jha, party's state unit election campaign cell head Anil Dave and vice-president Raghunandan Sharma.
    
The decision was taken on the basis of developments which unfolded since the last two days, which prima facie, the party concluded, was the appropriate response at the moment.

(Agencies)

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