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BJP expels four Uma Bharti loyalists

Four BJP MLAs in Madhya Pradesh were expelled from the party for six years for "anti-party" activities.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2006 14:00 IST

Four BJP MLAs in Madhya Pradesh, who are known to be loyal to firebrand leader Uma Bharti, were on Saturday expelled from the party for six years for "anti-party" activities, party sources said.

Jalam Singh Patel, Sunil Nayak, Rasal Singh and Hakam Singh Chadhar were issued show cause notices over their actions while storming out of BJP legislature party meeting heldin Bhopalon November 28, 2005, sources said.

The state BJP unit had sent a report about their behaviour during the process of election of legislature party leader to the party's central parliamentary board, they said adding that the parliamentary board subsequently authorised the state unit to take appropriate action on the matter.

The four leaders, who were among the Bharti loyalists to have boycotted the legislature party meeting along with her accusing the parliamentary board of imposing Chouhan as the leader, had also failed to reply to the show cause notices served on them, sources said.

"The four MLAs were finally expelled for six years as reply to the show cause notice was received from them," they said.

Bharti, who had initially been suspended together, with a show cause notice, was later expelled from the party.

First Published: Feb 18, 2006 14:00 IST