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Congress expels 24 Himachal leaders for indiscipline

Posted on Feb 12, 07:58AM | IANS

Shimla, Feb 11 : The Congress has expelled 24 leaders, including four former legislators, from the party for indiscipline, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Sukhvinder Sukhu said here Monday.

He said the former legislators were expelled for contesting the recent assembly elections against official nominees.

The former legislators are Yograj, Mast Ram, Ishwar Dass and Kashmir Singh.

The other prominent expelled leaders include Dharamvir Dhami, K.D. Lakhanpal, P.C. Paul and Paramjit Pammi.

Former legislator Sukhu, who took over as the party chief Jan 15, suspended newly-elected Congress legislator Ram Kumar Chaudhary, who faces murder charges.

Asked about the fate of the legislators who are facing criminal cases, he said: "That would be handled by the Congress Legislature Party. The party would give its input if there is such case. But if the case is of political nature, that has to be ignored."

Chaudhary, who has been booked for murder by Haryana Police, is currently lodged in Ambala jail.