Party sources said SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav ordered the suspension of legislator from Bijnore Ruchi Veera and expulsion of her husband Udayan Veera.

Former MP from Nageena, Yashveer Singh, former district president of Bijnore Jameel Ansari and chairman Sheikh Khaleel-ur-Rehman have also been booted out of the party for working against the party candidate in the district panchayat chairman polls.

The move comes days after the party expelled three trusted lieutenants of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, much to his displeasure. The chief minister also skipped the family cultural event of Saifai Mahotsava for the first time.Sources said Mulayam, after taking command of the district panchayat polls, has openly told party leaders that he would be unsparing in maintaining discipline in the party.

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