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Congress expels 69 rebels in Rajasthan

Congress on Thursday expelled 69 party rebels in Rajasthan who had entered the fray against official nominees for the December 1 state assembly elections.

india Updated: Nov 20, 2003 20:44 IST

Congress on Thursday expelled 69 party rebels in Rajasthan who had entered the fray against official nominees in the December 1 assembly polls.

Those expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years included minister in Gehlot Government Chandra Shekhar, PCC vice president Dula Ram and sitting MLA Ashok Tanwar, PCC general secretary Ramakant Vyas said in a statement.

All these rebels had been indulging in anti-party activities and were trying to cause damage to the Congress in the polls. There was no other alternative but to expel them from the party, Vyas added.

First Published: Nov 20, 2003 18:44 IST