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Ahead of Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls, Congress shows the door to seven rebel leaders

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Congress on Saturday expelled seven leaders for announcing to contest against its official candidates in the upcoming Assembly polls, according to a party statement.

The move comes amid the process of revoking expulsion of rebel leaders, who were pushed out of the party during the 2012 state Assembly polls.

The leaders who were shown the door on Saturday are former ministers Vijay Singh Mankotia and Singhi Ram, who have announced to fight the election as independent candidates from Shahpur and Rampur, Harish Janartha (Shimla), Hardeep Singh Baba (Nalagarh), Puran Chand Thakur (Drang), Beni Prasad (Lahaul) and Rajinder (Spiti).

Meanwhile, the party on Saturday revoked the suspension of two senior leaders — Dharamvir Dhami from Kullu and Kashmir Singh from Bilaspur district. They were expelled in 2012 for anti-party activities.

Updated Date: Nov 18, 2017 14:41 PM

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