JD(U) expels 4 state unit presidents for 'anti-party' activity

Four JD(U) state unit presidents, who had questioned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's appointment as its national president, were on Tuesday expelled from the party for "anti-party" activities.

PTI| Updated: Oct 04, 2016, 20:25 PM IST

New Delhi: Four JD(U) state unit presidents, who had questioned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's appointment as its national president, were on Tuesday expelled from the party for "anti-party" activities.

In a statement, the party announced the expulsion of its state unit presidents of Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, and Uttarakhand-- Govind Yadav, Amitabh Dutta, Balbir Singh and Pramod Sharma respectively, accusing them of publicly criticising the leadership and not carrying out the organisational expansion of the party.

Its general secretary Javed Raza said they have been expelled for six years.

Kumar has appointed conveners in these states, except West Bengal.

Sources said the rumbling in the party in these states, where it has a little base, is a reflection on the changed ground situation as most of them were appointed during Sharad Yadav's tenure as the party chief.