This is the first time that the BJP is taking action against so many of its own. The party top brass will be meeting in Dehradun on October 14 to discuss the panchayat polls and other organisational matters.
The court said that action taken after filing of FIR shall be subject to the decision in the petition filed by Rawat. He had filed a writ petition challenging the CBI notification initiating an inquiry on April 2, 2016.
Party state general secretary Rajendra Bhandari issued a list of these 40 leaders on Sunday stating that action against them has been taken considering reports of their indulgence in anti-party activities.
The BSP’s Rajasthan in-charge, Bhagwan Singh Baba, told The Indian Express that the 21-member state executive of the party has been dissolved. He added that the development should not be seen as linked with the step taken by the MLAs last week.
According to officials, lemongrass, agave, rambans, and certain species of chilly and some other plant species have been identified to be grown at areas where wild animals enter residential areas and near forests.
Rawat made the remark while speaking to the media after taking part in a cleanliness campaign as part of the Sewa Saptah that the local BJP unit has organised to mark the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.