The BJP sources said the notice is a standard follow-up to suspension of a party leader and a decision on expulsion of Azad, who has continued to attack Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the Delhi cricket body (DDCA) affairs, will depend on his reply.
Sources close to the three times Darbhanga (Bihar) MP said he was 'ready' with his reply and will send it to the party headquarters tomorrow. Party leader Subramanian Swamy, who had earlier questioned his suspension, has 'vetted' his reply, they said.
The show cause notice spells out his 'anti-party' activities, including his demand of CBI probe in the Lok Sabha into the DDCA affairs and his continued allegations even though BJP and the government had refuted similar charges levelled by opposition parties like Congress and AAP.
In a letter to party chief Amit Shah soon after he was suspended on December 23, Azad had claimed that he was a loyal BJP soldier and had not done anything against the party.
The BJP has accused him of 'colluding' with Congress and AAP to bring the party and its leaders into 'disrepute'.

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