New Delhi: Taking a stringent action over the breach of party discipline, the BJP high command has expelled party’s senior leader and legislator Chaman Lal Gupta in Jammu and Kashmir for the period of six years. He has been relieved off the charge of party’s primary membership with immediate effect.

BJP has forwarded the required information in this regard to Gupta and the Speaker of state assembly. Along with that the party has given indication to take severe action against remaining six MLAs who have already been suspended for crossing voting in the legislative council elections.

The decision was taken in the meeting of BJP’s central parliamentary board headed by national president Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday at his residence.

Seven MLAs including Gupta are in suspension on the charge of cross voting done by them in state assembly council election.
In place of Gupta, BJP has named Jugal Kishore as party’s leader in the state assembly.

BJP had already made it clear that indiscipline would not be tolerated in any cost. Since a MLA had challenged the decision in Court, the party took a decision only after inspecting each matter related to the issue.

In Parliamentary Board meeting, BJP leader had discussed the issue of Lokpal Bill and chalked out their plans for the working committee meeting scheduled at Lucknow.

JPN/Bureau