Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Oct 24:
Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram today said he was not consulted by any senior leader including the Odisha BJP president before suspending senior leader Ashok Sahu from the party.
Sahu is known to be close to Oram and in fact he was the vice-president while the Union Minister was state BJP president prior to KV Singhdeo.
“I was not consulted by any senior leader or BJP president over the suspension of Ashok Sahu. I only came to know from the media. I will discuss the issue with the party high command at the Centre,” said Oram.
The BJP leader said that he was aware of the controversial tweet of Sahu that led to his suspension from the party.
Sahu has been suspended from the party for questioning the state leadership over the reasons for the lack of steam in the Modi wave in the Kandhamal by-election.