BJP expels five rebels from the party`s primary membership
Raipur: Ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday expelled five of its party leaders, including a former minister, from its primary membership, for a period of six years.
The BJP`s disciplinary committee expelled five party leaders namely Rajinder Pal Singh Bhatia, Ganesh Ram Bhagat, Vimal Chopda, Balmukund Dewangan and Shivcharan Cherwa, from its primary membership for a period of six years, a party spokesperson said here.
Tribal leader Ganesh Ram Bhagat, who was a minister in Raman Singh`s BJP government in Chhattisgarh from 2003 to 2008, jumped into the poll fray from Jashpur (ST) constituency, contesting as an independent candidate.
Youth leader and former Mahasamund Nagarpalika Chairman Vimal Chopda too is contesting as an independent from the Mahasamund seat, while Rajinder Pal Singh Bhatia is the BJP rebel candidate from Khujji constituency in Rajnandgaon district.
The other two leaders, including Shivcharan Cherwa, the general secretary of the BJP`s Koriya division and a former MLA from Balod Balmukund Dewangan, became rebels, after the BJP announced its list of nominees for the polls.
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