Himachal Pradesh elections: BJP expels state vice-president for contesting against official candidate | Himachal-Pradesh Election News

SHIMLA: A day after expelling four former MLAs and a former MP, the BJP on Tuesday expelled its state vice-president Ram Singh who was contesting as independent from Kullu assembly constituency against party’s official candidate.
BJP state president Suresh Kashyap suspended the primary membership of Ram Singh for a period of six years for contesting against Narottam Thakur.
Earlier, Maheshwar Singh also, had filed his nominations as independent candidate from Kullu seat but party leadership somehow managed to persuade him to withdraw the nomination.
After coming to power, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur-led government appointed Ram Singh the vice-chairman of Himachal Pradesh Marketing Corporation (HPMC) but when he was denied ticket he turned rebel.
BJP’s top leadership had approached Ram Singh with the request to withdraw his nomination but he refused and continued with his decision to contest as independent.

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