Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expelled its Uttarakhand MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion from the party for 6 years. The party took strict action against the Khanpur MLA after he was recently caught on camera dancing with guns and a drink in his hands.
In the video, which went viral within no time, Kunwar Pranav was also caught mouthing abuses and dancing with three pistols and a rifle. Kunwar Pranav can also be heard saying that nobody can do what he is doing in entire India. It is to be noted that the video had surfaced just days after the BJP MLA was suspended from the party for three months for threatening a journalist.
At one point in the video, the BJP MLA can be seen holding a pistol in each hand and one pistol between his teeth. While his friends appreciate the MLA for his audacity saying "nobody can do this in entire Uttarakhand", Kunwar Pranav replies "not just Uttarakhand, but nobody can do this in India".
Talking to ANI, BJP national media in-charge Anil Baluni Anil Baluni said that an explanation was sought by the party from Kunwar Pranav on the viral video in which he was seen abusing and indulging in wrongful acts but his reply was not satisfactory. Baluni added that the disciplinary committee then decided to expel the MLA from the party for 6 yrs.
"Party sought an explanation from Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion (Uttarakhand MLA) on the video where he is seen abusing&indulging in wrongful acts. Since his reply was not satisfactory as per our disciplinary committee,he has been expelled from the party for 6 years," Baluni said.
Anil Baluni,BJP: Party sought an explanation from Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion (Uttarakhand MLA) on the video where he is seen abusing&indulging in wrongful acts. Since his reply was not satisfactory as per our disciplinary committee,he has been expelled from the party for 6 yrs. pic.twitter.com/OQW4k11a8y
— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019
Talking to Zee News, BJP's Uttarakhand Incharge Shyam Jaju had said that the state unit had taken note of Kunwar Pranav's misbehaviour and had written a letter to Centre seeking his suspension from the party. Jaju had also said that Kunwar Pranav will be suspended from the party soon.
It may be recalled that Kunwar Pranav was among nine MLAs who revolted against then Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat and quit the Congress to join the BJP in 3016.