Haven't received showcause notice : Sakshi Maharaj
"I have not received any notice. If I receive a notice I shall reply to it," the lawmaker told NDTV on Tuesday.
"I have just come to Delhi. If a notice was sent, my office would have received it. It is a "ghar ka mamala" (internal matter). Why is the media intruding?" he asked.
The 58-year-old Sakshi Maharaj courted controversy recently when he said Hindu women should give birth to at least four children to protect the Hindu religion. As his comment drew bitter reactions from different quarters, the BJP sent him a showcause notice on Monday. The BJP, however, said it was a personal opinion of the MP, which the party did not share.
"We strongly urge our workers to focus on promoting the good work done by the government and refrain from getting involved in unnecessary statements," party spokesperson Shrikant Sharma had said.
Sakshi Maharaj had also drew criticism by describing Nathuram Godse as a "patriot" and not an "anti-national".
Following some recent controversial comments coming from party MPs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked them not to cross the "lakshman rekha", warning that he would not compromise on such things. His warning came soon after Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti had used expletives at a campaign rally in Delhi.