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Congress leader Rajkumar Patel expelled for six years

india Updated: Jun 17, 2009 12:40 IST

Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Rajkumar Patel, whose nomination against BJP leader Sushma Swaraj was rejected in the Lok Sabha polls from Vidisha, has been expelled from the party for six years.

The action against Patel was taken by the party on Tuesday night following a report of the disciplinary action committee
headed by senior party leader A K Antony.

AICC General Secretary in charge of MP B K Hariprasad said that Patel "stands expelled for six years".

Soon after the election, Patel was sacked as Madhya Pradesh Congress general secretary after an AICC enquiry
committee had found him guilty of 'gross indiscipline.'

The returning officer had rejected the nomination of Patel on the grounds that the Congress candidate submitted
form 'A' after the prescribed time limit.

While submitting his nomination papers, Patel had attached a photo-copy of form 'A'. He later rushed the
original form but after the scheduled time for filing nominations was over.

Sushma Swaraj was elected as an MP from the Vidisha seat.