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Putul Singh expelled from BJP for 6 years for filing nomination against NDA candidate in Banka


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BJP on Saturday expelled Putul Singh, wife of former late Union Minister Digvijay Singh, from the primary membership of the party for six years for filing her nomination as an independent from Banka Lok Sabha constituency against the NDA's official candidate.
"Through newspapers and various others sources, it is known that you have filed nomination as an Independent candidate from Banka Lok Sabha constituency against the official NDA candidate. This comes under the indiscipline and hence the party has taken it seriously. Hence, you are expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years," reads the office order.
Banka Lok Sabha constituency is currently held by the RJD's Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav who defeated Putul Singh of BJP in the last Lok Sabha elections.
Putul Singh had won the seat in 2010 by-poll as an Independent candidate after the death of her husband Digvijay Singh. Digvijay Singh had won as an Independent candidate in 2009 after the JDU denied him the ticket.
Bihar will see polling in seven phases. The dates of polling in Bihar are April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6, 12 and 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 8:04 PM IST

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