Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

Congress removes Makwana as head of SC cell

IANS  New Delhi, November 13, 2008
First Published: 17:37 IST(13/11/2008) | Last Updated: 19:03 IST(13/11/2008)

The Congress on Thursday removed former union minister Yogendra Makwana from the chairmanship of the Scheduled Castes Department of the All India Congress Committee on the charge of publicly criticising the policies and functioning of the party.

Advertisement

An official statement from the party said: "Makwana has been publicly criticising the policies and functioning of the party for a long time, which amounts to gross indiscipline."

"The party has taken a serious view of his conduct and consequently, the Congress president has relieved him of the chairmanship of the SC department with immediate effect," the statement said.

Meanwhile, party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad told reporters: "We also have information that he (Makwana) is going to float a political party with himself as its president."


Advertisement
more from India

MP: 7 pilgrims killed, over 20 injured in bus mishap

Seven persons were killed and over 20 others injured when a bus carrying pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh overturned in Sahayal area in Auriya district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved