It has been learnt that Jethmalani filed the defamation suit for sacking him from the party and had also filed a petition in Delhi High Court on October 5.

He has also demanded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh from each member of the parliamentary board, the highest decision making body of the saffron party. The parliamentary board has 11 members including LK Advani.

Jethmalani was expelled from the party for criticizing senior party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley. He was sacked from the primary membership of the party for six years in May 2013.

In a letter to Jethmalani, conveying the parliamentary board's decision, BJP's general secretary Ananth Kumar said, "You had made several false allegations against the functionaries of the party. You have raised some irrelevant issues relating to the Police Commissioner of Delhi which do not relate to the party at all.”

(JPN)

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