Bhopal: Congress expels two leaders for indecent act

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jan 15, 2015 17:12 IST

The Congress on Wednesday took disciplinary action against two of its leaders, who attacked the state party chief Arun Yadav's car in Jabalpur on Tuesday.

The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) expelled both the accused leaders general secretary of the district Congress Rakesh Saini and block leader Rajendra Mishra from the party.

Protestors led by Saini and Mishra staged a demonstration during Yadav's visit. They threw eggs, tomatoes and hurled slippers when his car arrived. They also showed black flags and burnt Yadav's poster.

Sources said Saini wanted ticket for himself in the upcoming municipal polls. However, when he did not get it, he staged the protest against Yadav. In an official release, the party said action was taken against Saini and Mishra for 'indecent acts, indiscipline and anti-party activities'.

Meanwhile in Bhopal on Wednesday, Yadav was about to inaugurate the party's election office. This time he walked to the venue just to spread a message that he was not afraid after the incident. The campaigning for municipal polls is still on in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Chhindwara. The voting will take place on January 31.

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