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BJP reinducts cash-for-query tainted leader into party

Pradeep Gandhi, one of the 11 MPs expelled from the Parliament after being found guilty in the cash-for-query scam, has been reinducted in the BJP, party sources said.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2010 02:48 IST

Pradeep Gandhi, one of the 11 MPs expelled from the Parliament after being found guilty in the cash-for-query scam, has been reinducted in the BJP, party sources said on Tuesday.

Gandhi, a former MP from Rajnandgaon constituency in Chhattisgarh, has been brought back into the party fold as a special invitee in the state working committee, they said.

According to the sources, Gandhi was taken back into the BJP on the recommendation of State BJP president Ram Sewak Paikra.

Pairka wrote a letter to BJP national president Nitin Gadkari seeking Gandhi's reinduction and further nomination as special invitee in the state working committee.

Gandhi, who won from Dongargaon seat in the 2003 Chhattisgarh Assembly elections had vacated his seat for Raman Singh, when he was made the Chief Minister.

Singh emerged victorious and his Lok Sabha constituency of Rajnandgaon was given to Gandhi, who won from the seat in 2004.