Delhi BJP expels 21 rebel workers for 'anti-party' activities

New Delhi [India] Apr 15 (ANI): As many as 21 rebel workers have been expelled for six years by the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for anti-party activities ahead of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) polls.

Five outgoing councilors, Dr Pankaj Singh from Ranhola, Krishna Gehlot from Navada, Praveen Rajput from Sagarpur West, Sandhya Verma (Patparganj), and Nikki Singh from New Ashok Nagar were expelled for contesting the civic elections independently against the party's official candidates, the party said in a statement.

Also, party leader and former Delhi University Students' Union president Manoj Chaudhary has been expelled for the anti-party activities.

They were fighting the MCD elections against their party candidates as independent candidates.

The BJP, in this year's polls to the three civic bodies, has decided not to give tickets to all its sitting councilors in the three corporations.

Voting for 272 wards of three municipal corporations will be held on April 23 and counting of votes will take place on April 26.

However, some Congress workers and a candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the MCD by-polls last year today joined the BJP. (ANI)