Uttarakhand BJP strips 90 for anti-party activities, filing panchayat nominations against establishment candidates

  • The Uttarakhand BJP on Friday expelled 90 party workers and office bearers for indulging in anti-party activities

  • Pradesh BJP general secretary Rajendra Bhandari said the action was taken on the direction of Pradesh BJP chief Ajay Bhatt

  • He said action will also be taken against others if they are found guilty of indiscipline

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand BJP on Friday expelled 90 party workers and office bearers for indulging in anti-party activities.

Pradesh BJP general secretary Rajendra Bhandari said the action was taken on the direction of Pradesh BJP chief Ajay Bhatt after they were found guilty of entering poll fray against party-supported nominees in zila panchayat polls and campaigning against them.

He said action will also be taken against others if they are found guilty of indiscipline. Bhatt had earlier threatened to expel such workers from the party for six years.

The list of 90 party workers includes 40 people who were stripped of their organizational posts after disciplinary action was initiated against them last week, Pradesh BJP media incharge Devendra Bhasin said.

The office bearers, who were absolved of their organisational responsibilities and ousted from the party, were of the level of mandal general secretaries, Mandal presidents and district vice presidents.

Panchayat elections are scheduled to be held in 12 districts of the state in three phases from 6 October to 16 October.

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Updated Date: Oct 04, 2019 22:49:58 IST