New Delhi: Congress has expelled five local
leaders for six years from the party for working against official candidates in the Delhi municipal elections.
The expelled leaders are Varsha Monga, Vikram Singh
Gautam, Sangeeta Behl, Rajiv Behl and Nafisa Khatoon, Delhi
Congress chief J P Agarwal said in a statement.
The party had denied poll tickets to these five leaders.
Monga, Gautam and Sangeeta are contesting as Independents
against party candidates in Andrews Ganj, Kalyanpuri and
Subhash Nagar wards, respectively.
Sangeeta`s husband Rajiv was expelled for campaigning for
her while Khatoon is leading the electioneering for her
husband in Sultanpur Marza.
Monga was Congress` candidate in the 2007 municipal polls
in Andrews Ganj but lost to her BJP rival Savita while Khatoon
was the sitting councillor from Sultanpur Mazra.
Sangeeta contested from Hari Nagar ward last time while
Gautam contested from Kondli ward. They came third in the
Congress has last week expelled four local leaders on
charges of indiscipline. BJP has already expelled 14 of their
local leaders for working against party candidates.
The municipal polls will be held next Sunday.