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Congress expels 23 leaders, including ex-state NSUI chief, in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh assembly election was held on November 9. Counting of votes will be taken up on December 18.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2017 13:17 IST
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Women show their voting cards during the Himachal Pradesh assembly election at Theog in Shimla district. (Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)

Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) president Sukhvinder Singh Sukkhu said on Wednesday the party has “expelled” 23 leaders, including former state NSUI chief Yadupati Thakur, for “anti-party activities” during the recent state assembly polls.

Four leaders each from Shahpur and Nalagarh and three each from Nachan, Dharamsala, Indora, Sarkaghat and Baijnath were “expelled” from the primary membership of the party for a period of six years, he added.

Assembly polls were held in the state on November 9 and the counting of votes will be taken up on December 18. The Congress is in power in the hill state.

First Published: Nov 16, 2017 00:00 IST