CPI-M MP from Kannur AP Abullakutty, who had praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's development model, was today expelled from the party on the charge of breach of discipline by "joining class enemies".
The action against the two-time Lok Sabha member was taken by CPI-M's Kannur district committee which accused him of repeated breach of discipline by joining the "class enemies", party sources said.
The 44-year-old MP had embarrassed CPI-M by stating that the efforts of Modi to bring development to his state were worthy of emulation, even as he did not agree with his "anti-minority" approach.
The move came a day after the suspended Lok Sabha member said he had 'technically ceased' to be a party member as he had not renewed his membership and could decide the future step on his own.
He was suspended from the party membership for one year on January 17 after the district committee found his reply "unsatisfactory" to the explantion sought from him about his remarks praising Modi's development model.
CPI-M found that by his "anti-party" comments yesterday Abudllakutty had "forfeited" his last chance to "correct the mistake" and remain in the party, the sources said.