Yet to receive show-cause notice, says Dhananjay

Senior BJP leader Dhananjay Kumar said on Monday that he had neither received the party’s show-cause notice for ‘anti-party’ activities nor a letter from the chief minister terminating his services as the State’s special representative in Delhi.

He said he continued to hold the post of Special Representative of Karnataka in New Delhi as he had not received any letter from the chief minister terminating his appointment.

“I am getting copies of the government letters inviting me to attend meetings. I presume I am being continued,” he said.

“I have offices in Delhi and at the Vikasa Soudha in Bangalore. I have 11 staff, including a driver and a gunman. I enjoy the status of a Cabinet minister. Unless I am officially terminated, how can I assume that I have been relieved of the responsibility,” he asked. He said though he received no communication from the government, the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DP&AR) had stopped paying him honorarium and his bills had been kept pending since July.

“The arrears is about Rs 10 lakh, including my air travel expenses. I am entitled to an honorarium of Rs 25,000 a month, house rent of Rs 50,000, besides travel and dearness allowances. I have written to the DP&AR asking it to clear my dues,” he said.

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