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BJP Expels Leader Who Offered Rs5 Lakh Reward To Anyone Who Cuts Off Kanhaiya's Tongue

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 4: JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar during the press conference at JNU campus on March 4, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Kanhaiya Kumar was granted interim bail for six months by the Delhi High Court after spending 20 days in jail. Kumar was arrested on February 12 on charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy after alleged anti-national slogans were raised on the JNU campus on February 9.(Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BADAUN -- The BJP Yuva Morcha leader, who had announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for cutting off JNU Students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar's tongue, was today expelled from primary membership of the party for six years.

The president of district unit of BJP, Harish Shakya, said that the party has expelled district president of BJP Yuva Morcha, Kuldeep Varshnay for six years.

Shakya told reporters that party has nothing to do with Varshnay's controversial statement.

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"Varshnay's statement is his personal one and the party has nothing to do with it...he has been expelled from the primary membership of the party for giving such a statement without the consent of party office bearers," he said.

Meanwhile, it was pointed out on social media that he promised to reward people who will shoot Kanhaiya Kumar.

Shakya stated that a notice to remove Varshnay from the post had been issued six months ago, and Ankit Maurya was made working president in his place.

Varshnay had yesterday announced Rs 5 lakh prize money for cutting off the tongue of Kanhaiya Kumar who he had alleged was speaking against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since he was released on bail.

Kumar who was arrested on 12 February on sedition charges was released from the Tihar jail on 3 March after the Delhi High Court granted him interim bail for six months.

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