New Delhi: Cracking the whip against rebels, Delhi BJP on Friday expelled seven more local leaders, including four sitting councillors as they defied the party and campaigned against it in the upcoming municipal polls here.
With this, the BJP has expelled 14 local leaders since April two for working against the party in the April 15 polls.
Sitting councillors, who were expelled from the party for six years, were Rajesh Gaur, Balbir Tyagi, Urmila Gangawal and Mahender Kaur Narula.
Local leaders Kailash Gangawal, Satish Tehlan and Balwinder Sharma were also expelled from the party today for "indiscipline".
Earlier on April two, seven sitting councillors -- Praveen Rajput, Rajesh Yadav, Prabhat Singh, Harish Awasthi, Sudesh Bhasin, Jagdish Mamgain and Veena Abrol – were expelled.
They were all unhappy with the ticket distribution.
Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta said breaking party discipline and working against it will not be tolerated.
"If someone steps out of party and breaks the party line, it will be called gross indiscipline and action will be taken against them," Gupta said.
The party had reached out to rebels and tried reasoning with them, Gupta said, adding, most of them were persuaded to keep working for the party.
"Hundreds of candidates are vying for just 272 seats, how is it possible that everyone will get a seat?, party workers who have been loyal, irrespective of whether they have got tickets or not, will be rewarded, whereas those who go against the party line will be punished," he said.