Mumbai : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has issued a show-cause notice to party legislator Vinayak Mete, who publicly spoke against Public Works Department Minister Chhagan Bhujbal. Mete has been asked to clarify within eight days, else he has been warned of being suspended from the NCP.

The controversy between Mete and Bhujbal erupted last week over the Maratha reservation issue and later Mete spoke against Bhujbal after the PAC report was made public. Mete also has been criticising the NCP for delay in bringing in the Maratha reservation policy. He had even threatened to work against the party and come out on the streets for failure in announcing the Maratha reservation policy.

The NCP national spokesperson said, “Mete has been working and speaking against the party in recent weeks, besides criticising Bhujbal, who is a senior member of the party.”

After the PAC report was made public, Mete had demanded SIT and CBI probe against Bhujbal. This point the party noted and was upset at the breach of protocol.

Meanwhile, Mete snubbing the notice said, “The show-cause notice sent by my party is not important for me at this stage. I’m willing to pay any price for the cause of Maratha reservations. I’ve requested the government to announce the reservations for Maratha in education and job sectors, before the election code of conduct begins.”

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