The BJP candidates who were suspended from the party are: Lovelesh Sharma, Reenu Jain, Shama Agarwal, Virendra Agarwal, Gajendra Daral, Ravindra Singh, Antim Gehlot, Poonam Choudhary, Mahavir Singh, Dharamveer Singh and Rajkumar Khurana. The Delhi Municipal Corporation elections are scheduled for December 4 and the votes will be counted on December 7.
The BJP has suspended 11 of its members for six years citing disciplinary issues.
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New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party suspended 11 of its members on Monday for six years citing disciplinary issues as they were contesting in the Delhi Municipal elections against the candidates officially announced by the party.
A statement issued by the party read, “The following workers are contesting the Delhi Municipal Corporation Elections 2022 as rebel candidates against the authorized candidates of Bharatiya Janata Party, Delhi Pradesh. This is indiscipline towards the party.”
It further stated, “Therefore, as per the instructions of State President Mr. Adesh Gupta, the following 11 workers are suspended from the primary membership of the party with immediate effect for 6 years.”
The candidates who were suspended are: Lovelesh Sharma, Reenu Jain, Shama Agarwal, Virendra Agarwal, Gajendra Daral, Ravindra Singh, Antim Gehlot, Poonam Choudhary, Mahavir Singh, Dharamveer Singh and Rajkumar Khurana.
The saffron party has won the Delhi civic body elections for three consecutive terms. This year, a tough fight is expected between the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP in the Delhi civic body polls voting for which will be held for 250 wards.
The political tussle between the two parties has intensified ahead of the MCD elections. The BJP, on Monday, accused the AAP of charging money for handing out poll tickets to candidates for the upcoming civic body polls.
Rebuffing the claim, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that as the saffron party cannot contest the poll on its achievements, it is slinging mud at the AAP.
Before this, the two leading parties had locked horns over irregularities in the implementation of Delhi’s new excise policy. The case is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as well as the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The Delhi Municipal Corporation elections are scheduled for December 4 and the votes will be counted on December 7.