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Rajasthan Assembly Election: BJP expels 11 rebel leaders for contesting against official party candidates

Jaipur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday expelled 11 rebel leaders from the primary membership of the party for six years. The action has been taken against these leaders for contesting against the official party candidates in the upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections.

 Rajasthan Assembly Election: BJP expels 11 rebel leaders for contesting against official party candidates

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Two leaders each have been expelled from Churu, Jaipur and Pali districts of the state. Whereas one leader each from Sri Ganganagar, Alwar, Bikaner, Banswara and Dungarpur has been expelled for fighting against party's official candidate.

After the announcement of the candidate list, many BJP leaders have shifted camps. On 18 November, BJP sitting MLA from Ramgarh constituency Gyandev Ahuja had resigned from the party and later announced to contest as an independent candidate after the party declined to give him ticket.

Last Wednesday, former BJP legislator Habibur Rahaman Ashrafi Lamba joined the Congress party. Rahman had tendered his resignation on 12 November to state BJP chief Madan Lal Saini after he found his name was missing from the party's first list.

Rajasthan will go to polls on 7 December, and results will be declared on 11 December.

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Updated Date: Nov 23, 2018 09:55:31 IST