As the fifth phase of polls unfolded in Hazaribagh, ex-BJP MP Jayant Sinha was absent. 

He did not cast his vote. After he was denied ticket by the BJP to contest Hazaribagh's seat, Sinha and his father Yashwant Sinha who had been in the Opposition camp for quite some time, were reportedly pissed off. 

This was considered anti-party approach by the BJP. 


The BJP has issued a show-cause notice to former Union minister Jayant Sinha for not participating in the Lok Sabha elections campaign and accused him of “maligning” the party's image. The notice came after Jayant Sinha was absent during Monday's polling in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh constituency. 

“You are not taking any interest in organisational work and election campaigning ever since the party declared Manish Jaiswal as the candidate from the Hazaribag LS seat. You did not even feel proper to exercise your right of franchise. The party's image has been maligned due to your conduct,” BJP state general secretary Aditya Sahu wrote in the show-cause notice. 

The BJP also sought an explanation from Jayant Sinha within two days, following instructions from state BJP president and former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi.


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