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BJP expels 8 MPs who cross-voted or abstained

The decision to expel the MPs was taken at a high-level meeting earlier in the day at the residence of Leader of Opposition and senior BJP leader LK Advani.

india Updated: Jul 23, 2008 21:48 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expelled eight of its Lok Sabha MPs for either cross-voting or abstaining during the confidence vote in the Parliament on Tuesday.

The expelled MPs are Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Somabhai Patel, K Manjunath and HT Sangliana (for cross-voting), as also Manorama Madhwaraj, Chandrabhan Singh, Harising Rathod and Babubhai Katara (for abstaining), BJP president Rajnath Singh announced at a press conference in New Delhi.

The decision to expel the MPs was taken at a high-level meeting earlier in the day at the residence of Leader of Opposition and senior BJP leader LK Advani.

Addressing the press conference, Advani said: "Had the cross-voting not taken place, the UPA government would not have won."