Uttarakhand polls: BJP expels 33 rebel candidates for anti-party activities
33 more functionaries were ousted for anti-party activities from the party for six years on Sunday as per the orders of Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt, said Pradesh general secretary Naresh Bhansal
The BJP has expelled 33 party leaders and workers who were either contesting against the official nominees as independents or for indulging in other anti-party activities in a fresh row of action against rebel candidates.
33 more functionaries were ousted for anti-party activities from the party for six years on Sunday as per the orders of Pradesh BJP president Ajay Bhatt, said Pradesh general secretary Naresh Bhansal.
He also said that new expulsions are in addition to the 18 sacked after they made it clear that they are not ready to cancel nominations for the February 15 elections on the last day for withdrawal of nominations on February 1.
The party finalised the list of candidates last month, which nearly fills with all Congress turncoats. This disappointed some leaders who were also aspiring for the tickets and entered the fray as independents against official nominees.
Bhatt has termed the rebels as "over-ambitious people" and said their expulsion will not affect the party's prospects in the state.
He had rebuffed the claims of disappointment among party leaders for fielding Congress rebels who joined BJP and said that "Modi wave" will play an important role in the assembly polls in Uttarakhand where the party is seeking vote based on the development agenda.