"Professor Manjit Singh is suspended from the party pending enquiry against his anti-party activities. He will no longer represent the party in any forum in the media and outside," a press note said.

When contacted, Singh said that he was suspended for "speaking out" against the removal of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan in "an unconstitutional way" and the manner they were humiliated by the party.

"I came to know about the action against me only through the media," he added. Singh, a former spokesperson of the party's Punjab unit, was also the member of the screening and campaigning committee in the state during the Lok Sabha polls.

The move was slammed by another state leader Baljeet Singh, who had contested from the Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency, as "unconstitutional" and against the established norms of the party.

"The decision should have been routed through the state executive committee and the disciplinary committee. He should have been given a show-cause notice. But they have disregarded every single norm," Baljeet cited.

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