CHP MP referred to disciplinary board with expulsion demand after remarks on party head
ANKARAA deputy for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) was referred to the disciplinary board with an expulsion demand on May 7 following his remarks criticizing party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
The party assembly voted to refer Mersin deputy Fikri Sağlar to the disciplinary board with an expulsion demand by 38 votes to 19.
Sağlar had criticized CHP head Kılıçdaroğlu for turning the party into a “one-man rule.”
“Kılıçdaroğlu has fought against a one-man regime but he became a ‘one man’ in his party,” Sağlar told daily Akşam on May 2.
However, he denied making such remarks in reference to Kılıçdaroğlu.
The CHP leader had slammed dissident voices among the party’s cadres after former party leader Deniz Baykal urged him to commence a process to determine the presidential candidate of the party and said “either be the candidate or step out.”
“Nobody should exceed the level of criticism and say ‘I can say whatever I want publicly.’ I will show the door to whoever harms the party. It is that simple,” Kılıçdaroğlu said.
“I will eliminate them from the party. They can form their own parties. For example, they can form a gossip party where they can gossip all day long,” he added.