BJP expels Himachal member for ‘anti-party’ activities


Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Bhartiya Janta party on Friday expelled state executive committee member Anu Thakur for “anti-party” activities.

According to the official statement issued by the BJP’s Himachal unit, party chairman and Shimla MP Suresh Kash yap issued an order for Thakur’s expulsion for a period of six years. His primary party membership is also revoked. Thakur hails from the Anni Assembly constituency of Himachal Pradesh.

It was alleged that Thakur was working against his party leaders during the campaign phase for the upcoming assembly elections.

The eviction comes just a day before polls for 68 Assembly constituencies in the Hills State.
Earlier, the BJP state leadership expelled five party members for six years after they entered the fray as independents against declared party candidates.

Meanwhile, in yet another blow to Congress just a day before the Himachal Assembly polls, several party leaders and workers, including former Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Dharampal Thakur Khand, switched to the BJP.
The counting of votes for Himachal Pradesh will take place on 8 December. (ANI)

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